Childlit blogger Cheryl Klein is the editor of the translated novel which I will be seeking out tomorrow because I must read it. Having seen the anime of Moribito: Guardian of the Sacred Spirit–which I now find out has been cancelled on Cartoon Network :(–now I must read the equivalent in print. Like Twelve Kingdoms, I most heartily recommend watching the anime and will report back once I’ve had the chance to read the book.
In other news, I’m about to watch Newbery winner Neil Gaiman on the Colbert Report, which promises to be completely awesome, seeing as how Colbert lamented not winning the Newbery himself. Should be awesome–check it out online if you didn’t see it yourself.