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Brave story / Miyuki Miyabe ; translated by Alexander O. Smith.

By: Miyabe, Miyuki, 1960-.
Contributor(s): Smith, Alexander O.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: San Francisco, Calif. : VIZ Media, c2007Description: 816 p. : ill., col. map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781421511962; 1421511967.Uniform titles: Bureibu sutōrī. English Subject(s): Japanese fiction | Japan -- Fiction | Japan -- Social life and customs -- FictionGenre/Form: Fantasy fiction. | Adventure fiction.DDC classification: 895.6/35 LOC classification: PL856.I856 | B8713 2007
Contents:
Part 1: The haunted building -- The silent princess -- The transfer student -- The invisible girl -- The incident -- The door -- Beyond the door -- The realities of life -- Enter the tank -- Falling -- The secret -- The witch -- To vision -- Part 2: The village of the watchers -- The cave of trials -- The novice brave -- The endless field -- Gasara, Merchant Town -- The highlanders -- The abandoned chapel -- The dead -- The escape -- The first gemstone -- The real world -- Meena -- In Maquiba -- The spectacle machine -- The camp -- Lyris -- The town and the cathedral -- Mitsuru's whereabouts -- The magic hospital -- Mitsuru -- The Swamp of Grief -- Tearsheaven -- Dark water -- A vision of death -- The blood star -- To Sakawa -- The reunion -- The Elder of Sakawa -- The National Observatory of Lourdes -- The lecture -- The second gemstone -- Wataru -- The fugitive -- S.O.S. -- The tragedy of Lyris -- The cathedral cages -- Jozo's wings -- The icy capital -- The precept-king -- Parting -- Night in Gasara -- A conversation at night -- The plan -- Escape from Gasara -- The Imperial Capital of Solebria -- The mirror of eternal shadow -- The Isle of Dragon -- The broken capital -- The mirror hall -- The parting -- The traveler's path -- Wataru alone -- Freedom -- The last fight -- The Tower of Destiny -- Wataru's wish -- Epilogue.
Awards: Batchelder Award, 2008.Summary: With a determined plan to reunite his mother and father, the 10-year-old boy named Wataru knowingly enters a fantasy realm inhabited by a goddess who has the power to change destiny. With the help of the Lizard Boy, the Cat Girl, and the Fire-breathing Dragon, Wataru faces a series of seemingly insurmountable obstacles on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. One way or another, the young hero must reach the Tower of Destiny and bring his mother and father back together again.
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Col. map on endpapers.

Originally published: Tokyo : Kadokawa shoten, 2003.

Part 1: The haunted building -- The silent princess -- The transfer student -- The invisible girl -- The incident -- The door -- Beyond the door -- The realities of life -- Enter the tank -- Falling -- The secret -- The witch -- To vision -- Part 2: The village of the watchers -- The cave of trials -- The novice brave -- The endless field -- Gasara, Merchant Town -- The highlanders -- The abandoned chapel -- The dead -- The escape -- The first gemstone -- The real world -- Meena -- In Maquiba -- The spectacle machine -- The camp -- Lyris -- The town and the cathedral -- Mitsuru's whereabouts -- The magic hospital -- Mitsuru -- The Swamp of Grief -- Tearsheaven -- Dark water -- A vision of death -- The blood star -- To Sakawa -- The reunion -- The Elder of Sakawa -- The National Observatory of Lourdes -- The lecture -- The second gemstone -- Wataru -- The fugitive -- S.O.S. -- The tragedy of Lyris -- The cathedral cages -- Jozo's wings -- The icy capital -- The precept-king -- Parting -- Night in Gasara -- A conversation at night -- The plan -- Escape from Gasara -- The Imperial Capital of Solebria -- The mirror of eternal shadow -- The Isle of Dragon -- The broken capital -- The mirror hall -- The parting -- The traveler's path -- Wataru alone -- Freedom -- The last fight -- The Tower of Destiny -- Wataru's wish -- Epilogue.

With a determined plan to reunite his mother and father, the 10-year-old boy named Wataru knowingly enters a fantasy realm inhabited by a goddess who has the power to change destiny. With the help of the Lizard Boy, the Cat Girl, and the Fire-breathing Dragon, Wataru faces a series of seemingly insurmountable obstacles on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. One way or another, the young hero must reach the Tower of Destiny and bring his mother and father back together again.

Batchelder Award, 2008.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Miyuki Miyabe's debut story, "Warera ga rinjin no hanzai" (Our neighbor's crime), won a new writer award in 1987, and since that time, she has become one of Japan's most popular and best-selling authors. Miyabe's fantasy novel Brave Story won the Batchelder Award for best children's book in translation from the American Library Association in 2007. The Gate of Sorrows is an adult novel in the same universe as The Book of Heroes (Haikasoru, 2010). Her other works available in English include All She Was Worth , Cross Fire , The Sleeping Dragon , Apparitions , ICO: Castle in the Mist , and more.

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