Foreign Books Worth Knowing: YOKO TSUNO, by Roger Leloup

Coincidentally today I’m presenting another Cinebooks’ publication. I confess that Yoko Tsuno used to be one of my guilty pleasures growing up, in great part because of Yoko’s strong personality, and obviously because I found the stories quite engaging.

    Leloup, Roger. Yoko Tsuno. Cinebook, LTD, 2007

Genre: Comic Book, series

Issue/Topic: modern fantasy, science fiction.

Summary: Yoko Tsuno is a Japanese teenager who travels throughout the universe and always finds herself helping people in danger. Her stories also depict civilization from other planets as well as creative scientific devices.

Application: It makes for a good, light and enjoyable reading, while presenting the positive image of a strong female character to the reader. The series also enables the young reader to experience a “different” literary genre, as that type of science-fiction is appealing to both kids and grown-ups.

Age: 9 & up.

Have a wonderful day,

Nathalie