My Neighbor Totoro: The Novel, by Tsugiko Kubo (author) and Hayao Miyazaki (artist) / ISBN 9781588346216 / sweet little 244-page hardcover from VIZ Media, no dust-jacket as issued
One of Studio Ghibli’s most beloved classics, Totoro celebrates its 25th anniversary!
The beloved animation classic by legendary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbor Totoro, is now a novel. This edition features original illustrations by Miyazaki himself, accompanying a story by veteran children’s author Tsugiko Kubo.
Eleven-year-old Satsuki and her sassy little sister Mei have moved to the country to be closer to their ailing mother. Soon, in the woods behind their spooky old house, Satsuki and Mei discover a forest spirit named Totoro. When Mei goes missing, it’s up to Satsuki to find her sister, and she’ll need help from some new, and magical, friends.