Inside the mind of Miyazaki

circle of booksEver wondered what might have inspired Spirited Away or Howl's Moving Castle?  Well, the mind behind Studio Gibhli, Hayao Miyazaki, has a list of his 50 top children's books.  If you're a Ghibli fan this list just might interest you.  Here are the books at the library.  (I'm a little ashamed to say I had no idea Kiki's Delivery Service was based on a book, but we have it and that is getting read immediately!)

 

You can make a game of it and see how many you've already read, or try and spot any references in Miyazaki's films.  (BTW, we have those too.)

 

Lauren C.