Manga (book)
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  • Generally they're Japanese, but most bookstores consider Korean graphic novels as manga as well

    • by Korya
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      If those Harry Potter books aren’t encouraging the kids to read, have you considered manga? Manga is the term applied to graphic novels from Asia. Generally they’re Japanese, but most bookstores consider Korean graphic novels as manga as well.

      These books are every lazy reader’s dream- pictures with speech bubbles and captions comic book style.

      The average manga runs at least 175 pages and if it is “unflopped” reads from right to left, unlike American books.

      They are a bit pricy- $8-$11 plus tax, generally $10 each.

      But with so many stories and more on the way, manga is a good way to encourage your children to pick up something,

      • anything, in book form and actually read.

        They aren’t so intellectually stimulating, but many manga include cultural notes and such that will teach the young reader about other cultures, largely Japanese culture.

        Just keep an eye on the rating- plenty of manga is intended for adult readers only, and it would be counterproductive to hand one

        like that over to Junior.

        Favorite titles like Pokemon are available in manga form and fairly safe to hand out to kids.

        Slightly older readers will like the drama and comedy of Fruits Basket and Full Moon.

        Overall, manga is a good way to keep the kids quiet and away from those Game Boys for a few hours!

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