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Title:
The complete Chi's sweet home. Part 1
ISBN:
9781942993162
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Edition:
First edition.

English edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Vertical, Inc., [2015]
Physical Description:
477 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm.
General Note:
"Originally published in Japanese as Chiizu Suiito Houmu 1-3 by Kodansha, Ltd., 2004"--End pages.

"First published in Japan in 2004, 2005, 2006 by Kodansha Ltd. Tokyo"--Colophon.

"Contains volumes 1-2-3 and three bonus cat comics!"--Back cover.
Contents:
"Contains volumes 1-2-3 and three bonus cat comics!" -- Page [4] of cover.
Summary:
"Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who, while on a leisurely stroll with her family, finds herself lost. Separated from the warmth and protection of her mother, feels distraught. Overcome with loneliness she breaks into tears in a large urban park meadow, when she is suddenly rescued by a young boy named Yohei and his mother. The kitty is then quickly and quietly whisked away into the warm and inviting Yamada family apartment where pets are strictly not permitted. The Complete Chi's Sweet Home collects Chi's Sweet Home vol 1, Chi's Sweet Home vol 2 and Chi's Sweet Home vol 3 and includes never before translated comics from Konami Kanata in a new larger trim size!"
Added Author:
Language Note:
Translated from the Japanese.
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Summary

Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who, while on a leisurely stroll with her family, finds herself lost. Overcome with loneliness she bursts into tears - but then she is rescued by a young boy named Yohei and his mother. The little kitty is whisked away into the warm and inviting Yamada apartment complex; where pets are strictly not permitted. This deluxe larger edition collects the first three volumes of Chi's Sweet Home, and also includes a preview chapter of Kanata's latest series FukuFuku: Kitty Tales (Both series' from Vertical)!


Author Notes

"Konami Kanata was born on July 3, 1958, in Nagano, Japan. A veteran manga artist Konami made her professional debut in 1982 with the serialized comic Petit Cat Jam-Jam for Kodansha's semenal shoujo manga magazine NakaYoshi. The daughter of an elementary school teacher, most of Konami's stories are for readers of all ages making her one of the most accessible artists in recent history. In her nearly thirty year career, Konami has penned more than a dozen comic series, with the majority of them focusing on cats and pets. Konami is well regarded within the pet-manga community for her keen sense of cat ecology. Her ability to observe and render feline behavior has earned her respect from the Japanese manga community as a whole. While most of her properties were published for a younger female demographic, her most recent series Chi's Sweet Home is currently being published by Kodansha's Morning magazine, Japan's leading comic magazine for adult readers. Proving that quality can be found even in the cutest of sources. Chi's Sweet Home will be Konami's first translated work."


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-6-This manga series revolves around a kitten that gets separated from her family when they go for a walk one day. She is discovered by the Yamada family, who takes her home but cannot keep her because of their apartment's rules against pets. They do their best to find another home for the little one but soon find themselves growing fond of the kitten and making great efforts to keep her hidden from the neighbors. Chi is a just a baby, so she has trouble articulating some of her thoughts. Readers may find cutesy words like scarewy, pwease, and wittle a bit off-putting, but these speech patterns do gradually transition out of Chi's internal monologues as the kitten grows older. The artwork is delightful. The drawings are clean and simple and are beautifully colored in watercolors-even the sound effects and motion lines are colored. The panels brim with vitality, allowing readers to effortlessly join Chi in all her adventures. Individual volumes of this series have been available in English since 2010, but this book is a new omnibus edition that contains volumes one to three, plus three bonus comics. As with the individual volumes, this omnibus is "flipped," which means it reads left to right, allowing beginning manga readers to enjoy the tales with greater ease. Pair with Hero Cats by Kyle Puttkammer (Action Lab Entertainment, 2015) and Scratch9 by Rob M. Worley (Hermes Pr., 2015) for a truly paw-some trio of adorable graphic novels. VERDICT Funny, sweet, and sometimes poignant, this adorable series truly understands felines and the humans who love them, and is one of the rare manga series that is enjoyable for all ages.-Kelley Gile, Cheshire Public Library, CT © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.