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Dragon Ball: Chapter Book, Vol. 1, 1: The Adventure Begins!

Akira Toriyama

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Based on the much-beloved Dragon Ball manga, this series will introduce a whole new audience to the fantastic adventures of Goku and his friends.

For the first time ever, young Goku is exploring the world beyond his quiet forest home, training all the while to be as strong as he can be. From flying clouds to wish-granting dragons, Goku's new life is filled with more wonder and adventure than he ever could have imagined!

The Adventure Begins!

Deep in a forest untouched by civilization, Goku lives a simple life. He trains hard every day, just like his grandpa taught him, never giving a thought to the wide world beyond his home. But when a stranger arrives with curious machines and tales of a wish-granting dragon, Goku's simple life is turned upside down. Now, for the first time, he's venturing outside his forest, on a quest for the seven mythical Dragon Balls. Is the world ready for Goku? And more importantly, will there be enough to eat?

Book Details

  • Publisher: Viz Media
  • Publish Date: Aug 4th, 2009
  • Pages: 80
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 7.62in - 5.20in - 0.23in - 0.14lb
  • EAN: 9781421529455
  • Recommended age: 06-09
  • Categories: Readers - Chapter BooksAction & Adventure - GeneralComics & Graphic Novels - Media Tie-In

About the Author

Renowned worldwide for his playful, innovative storytelling and humorous, distinctive art style, Akira Toriyama burst onto the manga scene in 1980 with the wildly popular Dr. Slump. His hit series Dragon Ball (published in the U.S. as Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z) ran from 1984 to 1995 in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. He is also known for his design work on video games such as Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, Tobal No. 1, and Blue Dragon. His recent manga works include COWA!, Kajika, Sand Land, Neko Majin, and a children's book, Toccio the Angel. He lives with his family in Japan.
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