Book review: 『霧のむこうのふしぎな町』by Sachiko Kashiwaba

Illustrations: Hiromi Sugita 杉田比呂美 Aoitori (青い鳥文庫) is a collection of books for children. This book has complete furigana and targets primary school readers: 小学中級から. A lot of kanji words are written in hiragana only, the font is rather big, and there is a lot of space between the lines. 『霧のむこうのふしぎな町』 inspired Hayao Miyazaki who wanted..

Book review: 『ぼくらの七日間戦争』 by Osamu Soda

First published in 1985, 『ぼくらの七日間戦争』 is the first novel of the series ぼくら. I am not completely sure, but I think that the series follows the same characters over the years, as they grow up. In 『ぼくらの七日間戦争』, the protagonist Eiji and his classmates are in first year of middle school. We apparently follow them through..