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Publisher's Summary

Nostalgic fans of the Hiyao Miyazaki film and newcomers alike - soar into the modern classic about a young witch and her clever cat that started it all!

Half-witch Kiki never runs from a challenge. So when her 13th birthday arrives, she's eager to follow a witch's tradition: Choose a new town to call home for one year. 

Brimming with confidence, Kiki flies to the seaside village of Koriko and expects that her powers will easily bring happiness to the townspeople. But gaining the trust of the locals is trickier than she expected. With her faithful, wisecracking black cat, Jiji, by her side, Kiki forges new friendships and builds her inner strength, ultimately realizing that magic can be found in even the most ordinary places. 

Blending fantasy with the charm of everyday life, this enchanting new translation will inspire both new listeners and dedicated fans.

"A gentle story of magic-tinged independence." (The Wall Street Journal)

"An enchanting, gently humorous all-ages family read-aloud." (Kirkus Reviews)

"A classic tale, this new translation is perfect." (School Library Journal)

©2020 Eiko Kadono (P)2020 Listening Library

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a new memory to share

this book gave rise, to one of my daughters favorite movies of all time. she adored jiji. when we discovered we could get the book in English , she was so excited. with my vision going. getting it in audio form was a real treat , one I can't wait to share with my daughter.

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Felt like a kid

When I was little I used to watch the movie Kikis Delivery Service at least once every other week. I'm so glad that the original book was finally translated and I have to say I love it! So far one of my favorites 😄😄😄

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Very good narration of a beloved film!

Loved the narrator and the life she gave Kiki and the other characters. This is a great way to engage young and older minds!

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Different than the movie but still good

It is more aimed at a younger audience, but I still loved it! I didn't mind since the movie is obviously for kids as well. I think it may have had a younger tone because it is translated from Japanese, but again, I still really enjoyed it! It follows a very different story than the movie except the main idea Kiki leaving home to become an of age witch. I enjoyed the narrator and all of her voices for the characters.

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Amazing Kid's Story

I enjoyed this listen very much. The story of Kiki, and Gigi is not unknown to me. Years ago it was on cable tv, and I watched and fell in love with the movie. I was so excited to see this advertisement on Facebook. The movie focused more on Kiki and Tombo's relationship more than the people of the town, as always, I love the book, more than the movie.

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a light, cute story but occasionally lost interest

As a child's story this was super cute and super light. I rate it a 4 rather than 5 because the audience spectrum is limited and it occasionally loses your interest.

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the movie was better.

the writing was for young listeners. the movie was better. better off watching it instead.