By Christine Pointeau
June 27, 2007 - 10:49
As I was browsing through the local comic shop, it so happened I had just spent a couple hours visiting with my sister, niece and nephew, and I was struck with the mood to find something I would want my own children to read. The Courageous Princess seemed like such a book.
I am not a fan of the hard core Manga style. The huge eyes and the general style of line and storytelling bother me. If this is the case for you as well, then this is a happy medium -still Manga, but of the softer kind and more realistic facial proportions, with only slight exaggeration in eye size, enough to simply give it a “cartoony” look.
This is adventure at its best, where danger abounds, magical creatures and beings reside, friendships are formed and the occasional helping hand is found along the way. A tale of courage, where kindness is rewarded and good ultimately triumphs over evil.
I’ve tremendously enjoyed accompanying The Courageous Princess on her adventure. I wish her well on her journey and know she will reach her destination. And until then, she will also be visiting my niece and nephew.