August 9, 2011
August 9, 2011
Sakura opens an old book and learns that it was made by a magician named Clow Reed to hold the powerful, living Clow cards, but the cards have escaped and she must recapture them before they use their abilities to do evil.
This is the first of an extremely popular six-book shojo manga (girl-oriented Japanese graphic novel series) intended for a pre-teen audience. One of Clamp's earlier works, the manga inspired the Cardcaptors anime TV series and two animated films. Sakura is an adorable fourth grader with a crush on her older brother's friend. She's also a Cardcaptor, using magic to capture the cards of the magician Clow Reed, which, having escaped their confinement inside a book, have come alive and are wreaking havoc. She is aided in her efforts by Kero, a magical creature who was supposed to keep the Clow Cards sealed inside the book in the first place. Sakura's ingenuity and her warm heart are as important as her magic in her quest. While the art in later, more adult, Clamp series is ornate and sumptuous, the operative words here are "cute" and "pretty." Everyone has gorgeous flowing hair and enormous eyes, and looks so endearing, you'll want to take them all home with you. Printed in the original Japanese right-to-left format, the book also includes a short glossary.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Science Fiction + Fantasy, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, Love + Romance, Comics + Graphic Novels / Manga
- Age: 9-12 years
- Language: English
- Author: Clamp
- Online Item #: 13297699
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-61-7001
- ISBN: 9781595825919
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported