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Manga Touch
By (author): Jacqueline Pearce
9781551437460 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Asia Japan Sep 01, 2007
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.31 in 136 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
 
Resource Links "The Year's Best" 2007, Commended CCBC Best Books starred selection 2008, Commended
The manga touch is everywhere in Japan, but Dana still feels lonely.

Dana is excited about her school trip to Japan despite the fact that she is surrounded by the Melly Mob, "in-crowd" kids who make fun of her. Dana is certain she will be less of an outsider in Japan, home of manga and anime. But she soon discovers that it's just as difficult to fit in with a foreign culture as it is to fit in at school. And the only other manga fan that she meets refuses to talk to her. As Dana learns to meet people halfway and gains some friends in Japan, Melissa, leader of the Melly Mob, makes every effort to remind her that she's still an outsider.

Also available in French.

Jacqueline Pearce grew up on Vancouver Island. She has always been fascinated with local history and her first three novels are stories about Vancouver Island's past. Her interest in other countries and cultures, nature and animals also makes its way into her novels and short stories. Jacqueline has degrees in English literature and environmental studies. She currently lives in Burnaby, British Columbia, on the edge of a ravine with her husband, daughter, dog and two cats. For more information, visit www.jacquelinepearce.ca.

"This is another excellent title in a superb series for older students with low reading skills." - Resource Links

"Readers will easily identify with fish-out-of-water Dana, and travel-minded teens will appreciate the tourist's-eye view of Japan." - VOYA

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