From Library Staff
A girl is taken to the land of the spirits and is taught to overcome all obstacles and save herself and her family.
When a young girl gets trapped in a strange new world of spirits, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and rescue her parents
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"Don't you remember your name?" -Chihiro
"No, but for some reason I remember yours." -Haku
Chihiro:'you don;t remember your name?
Haku:'no,but for some reason i remember yours
"Don't cover your mouth-that's an insult to our guest!!"
Chihiro: For some reason, I can remember Haku... from a long time ago... but I thought I never met him before!
Zeniba: Now, try to remember as much as you can about your old life.
Zeniba: [Giving Chihiro a hair tie] It will protect you. It's made from the threads your friends wove together.
Kamaji: Something you wouldn't recognize. It's called love.
Zeniba: [after turning Boh into a mouse] There. Your body matches your brain.
SummaryAdd a Summary
Ten-year old Chihiro and her parents are moving when her father takes a wrong turn. Her father thinks they've found an old amusement park and insists on exploring. Chihiro, scared to be alone, accompanies her parents.
They cross a dry riverbed. Chihiro's parents find an unattended restaurant stall and gorge themselves while Chihiro wanders off. She finds an exquisite bathhouse. Suddenly a boy orders her to cross the river before nightfall. Spirits begin haunting the park, and when Chihiro returns to her parents, they have become pigs.
Chihiro runs to the river, but it has flooded and is impossible to cross. The boy, whose name is Haku, finds her and says he has known her since she was little. He tells her to ask for a job from the bathhouse's boiler-man, Kamaji. Kamaji and the worker Lin send Chihiro to the witch Yubaba, who runs the bathhouse. She gives Chihiro a job but steals her name. She is renamed Sen (千?), the first character of her name.
Haku shows Sen her parents' pigpen. Among her belongings, she finds a goodbye card addressed to Chihiro. She realizes that she's forgotten her name. Haku warns her that Yubaba controls people by taking their names. If she forgets hers like he has forgotten his, then she cannot leave the spirit world.