Inspired by Gulliver's Travels and set in the legendary days of the first flying machines in the 19th century, Castle in the Sky features evil pirates, power-mad secret agents, and Sheeta, a young girl wearing a mysterious blue stone around her neck. The stone lets Sheeta defy gravity � and float down into the life of Pazu, a tough young orphan boy. Imaginative settings, dramatic air battles, and memorable characters distinguish this classic Miyazaki adventure. In this entry, the prize everyone is searching for is now very near. But will both sides destroy each other before they can set foot on Laputa?
|Publisher:||VIZ Media LLC|
|Series:||Castle In The Sky Series , #2|
|Edition description:||1st Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's most beloved animation directors. In 2005 he was awarded the Venice International Film Festival's Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement, and his Studio Ghibli received the festival's Osella Award for overall achievement in 2004. Miyazaki's films include Spirited Away, winner of the 2002 Academy AwardÂ® for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and Ponyo, all of which have received great acclaim in the U.S. Miyazaki's other achievements include the highly regarded manga series NausicaÃ¤ of the Valley of the Wind and Starting Point: 1979-1996, a collection of essays, interviews, and memoirs that chronicle his early career and the development of his theories of animation. Both are published in English by VIZ Media. "