Monday, October 24, 2016

MMGM - Sailor Moon

 
Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

SAILOR MOON
 
 
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One of the most-beloved of all Japanese manga titles, Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon has enthralled millions of readers worldwide since its debut in book form in early 1992.
When Usagi Tsukino adopts a stray cat, she gets more than she bargains for. The talking cat, Luna, informs Usagi that she is actually Sailor Moon, a magical princess from the future and protector of the Solar System. With the help of her new friends, the Sailor Scouts, and the mysterious Tuxedo Mask, Sailor Moon embarks on a quest to save us all from the evil powers of the Negaverse.

My daughter is twelve and in 7th grade.  For the past few years, she's been voraciously reading MG & YA Manga books.  As I posted recently, her VERY favorite series is Black ButlerHowever, she's read dozens of other series including Sailor Moon, which is a good one for younger manga readers.  The fan-base for these novels is exploding right now.  Our local and school libraries can't keep up with the demand. If you know of young readers interested in giving manga a try, this is a good series.




Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born. For a full selection of MMGM posts, visit her website HERE.

5 comments:

Joanne R. Fritz said...

I've never gotten into manga but I have a friend who's a huge SAILOR MOON fan. That's definitely one of the modern classics of the genre.

Patricia T. said...

I haven't heard of this popular series until you started reviewing the books. Will have to check it out. Thank you!

Jenni Enzor said...

I haven't heard of this series, but the premise sounds really intriguing. It's great that your daughter has found a series she really enjoys!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I've never tried to read manga, but I know it's popular. Glad your daughter enjoys this series.

Greg Pattridge said...

I'm new to this type of book but am willing to give it a try. Thanks for sharing this unique title.

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