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5.0 out of 5 stars Found this because you're learning Japanese?, 24 July 2014
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Paper back book, opens reverse, and the writing is read top to bottom right to left. as expected.The graphic on the paper back is a white feather outline to a dark blue (night sky) background. This differs from the kindle from page displayed (at the time of writing this)

If you found this book because you're learning Japanese and might be looking to read a book that you have read in English then his is a good way to practice reading fluently, That's how I stumbled on this book. However, even though this story is suitable to a younger audience, as with the english version this book is sitting around intermediate level and is written as such. To understand in any real depth, at the very least you will need to have your kana and a good few hundred topical kanji to make any kind of sense out of it. Maybe buy it and use it as a goal to be achieved?!

You might get away with reading it with reference to a kanji chart chart or a quick google on a decent translation site ( jisho.com seems good). If you're already familiar with the story then reading over the kanji you don't understand might not take the fun out of it. Might be like reading the English version where someone has taken a black marker to a few words every page (or complete section...). Some of the more advanced kanji do have furigana but not all and not frequently.

I'm not at intermediate level or anywhere near it, but, it hasn't taken the fun out of reading the parts of the book that I can and I have picked up a few more kanji as well as some vocabulary. This might be good for you as an nice change studying from a text book, a nice change of pace. Personally I love the Harry Potter story and I'm enjoying this book as a learning tool.

As a side note, if you are looking for some lower level manga or novels around primary level then there are a good selection to be bought through amazon, (for example Doraemon). There are a decent number of light novels as well so they are worth a look.

Hope this helps, Thanks for reading.
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