The first book in the“MA-RU the Ghost”series makes its debut as a digital
Of course MA-RU and his animal friends all come to life on the screen -
something you can only get with the iPad application.
Enter the fun world of MA-RU the Ghost by touching and tilting the screen!
You can read this book in English and Japanese or listen along in both
languages to the audio version!
☆About this book☆
MA-RU the Ghost, curious about the city lights finds himself at Sapporo
city's Maruyama Zoo.
There he first meets the White Owl, Hoo Hoo and the story continues as MA-RU
the Ghost makes many new friends.
☆Who is MA-RU the Ghost?☆
He is a little ghost who lives at the top of Mount Maru in Sapporo, Japan.
He is mostly likely a young boy as he is still learning his manners.
He loves broccoli and is interested in collecting all things round.
He is good at making friends.
Little MA-RU often gets into trouble while trying to find his way in the world.
Illustrated by Rei Nakai
Written by Ke-tarou
©Rei Nakai/Nakanishi Publishing Co.,Ltd.
Translated by Diane Brown
Single American mother of one daughter and has been living
in Sapporo, Japan since 1988. Associate Professor at
Sapporo University Women's Junior
College English Department. Like MA-RU the Ghost,
after coming to Japan, she too sometimes finds herself
in trouble trying to find her way in the world!
Author of “Diane, I am Japagaijin” published by Nakanishi.
Japanese Narration by Naoko Tomana
Mother of two children, she is a curator for the
Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido.
She became a friend of MA-RU the Ghost in the
4th book of the series;
“MA-RU the Ghost Goes to a Little Art Museum.