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Shirley VOL 01

Shirley VOL 01

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by Kaoru Mori

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Library Journal

Before the wonderful period romance Emma(one of LJ's Best Graphic Novels of 2007, 3/15/08), manga creator Mori's fascination with Victorian-era English maids inspired the short stories collected here. When unmarried cafe owner Bennett Cranley advertises for a maid to help her keep up the large house she's been living in alone, her first applicant is shy 13-year-old orphan Shirley Madison. Bennett takes Shirley in largely out of pity, but Shirley's cooking, cleaning, and sewing skills prove first-rate, and through the slice-of-life vignettes presented here, a bond develops between the two. Mori's early artwork here is less polished and detailed that her Emma work, with writing less nuanced and dramatic-but the designs have the same appeal, the characters have the same charm, and the stories are leavened with similar moments of quiet sweetness and light humor. Two backup stories that feature other maids are included. Rated "T" for teens, this is recommended for adults, too, and for all libraries.
—Steve Raiteri

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DC Comics
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4.90(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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