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Tomo, Volume 1: I Was an Eighth-Grade Ninja

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Winner of the Moonbeam Award Bronze Medal for comics and graphic novels! Martial Arts Moves Aren't Just for Practice Anymore. Hana, a Japanese orphan, is used to working on her martial-arts skills. After she moves to California to live with her grandfather, the only place she really feels at home is in his martial-arts studio. But all that practice will come in handy when ...more
Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Published 2009 (first published 2007)
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Lauren
This is a Christian manga/graphic novel. At least the publisher is a Christian publisher and there is a disclaimer-type statement about all quotations coming from the Bible unless otherwise stated.

Having said that, it didn't feel like a Christian graphic novel -- in other words, there wasn't any heavy-handed proselytizing, as I would assume with a "Christian" book.

This is an engaging manga about a Japanese girl who finds herself an orphan until her nearest relative, her grandfather, takes her in
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Niel LeoHart
Jun 20, 2016 Niel LeoHart rated it really liked it
Tomo is about a grade 8 girl named Hana who moves from Japan to the United States to live with her grandpa. Her grandpa has a friend named Tomo, who is like a raccoon, but who can transform into a fighting staff. When more raccoon-like creatures come after them, looking for a magical sword (of sorts), Hana helps her grandpa and Tomo defend the sword. Hana uses martial arts, which she learned after as a self-defense while she in Japan.

Theme-wise, the story is cliche - about a kid who becomes tran
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Madeline Parise
I never really liked manga. Or graphic novels. This book changed my entire perspective on not only my reading preferences, but my life. My way of thinking. As child-book-ish as it may look, it holds this whole unspoken message of so many different levels. So deep, that I can't help thinking this book wasn't intended for people below twelve. I loved every minute of the Tomo series, which normally meant every half a book. They are extremely quick to read, and I love them to bits. I will always ...more
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