In her book, The Late Works of Hayo Miyazaki: A Critical Study, 2004 - 2013, Dani Cavallaro examines six movies produced by Studio Ghibli between 2004 and 2013 and directed or overseen by Miyazaki. She argues that these films represent an intensification of themes Miyazaki developed in his earlier work, demonstrating the core values that drive the director and inspire Studio Ghibli's productions. These themes, from environmentalism, an examination of the human impact of war, and tempered nostalgia, are readily apparent to any casual viewer of the movies: Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Tales of Earthsea (2006), Ponyo (2008), The Secret World of Arrietty (2010), From Up On Poppy Hill (2011), The Wind Rises (2013), and several shorts produced for the Ghibli museum. The greatest theme is nostalgia, though not in the manner understood by the West. Miyazaki's films evince a uniquely Japanese form of nostalgia in which one laments the loss of possibility, the loss of an era, while treasuring both its artifacts and that it existed at all. This theme, pervasive in Ghibli's films, is what elevates them above other animated features. Cavallaro's work draws upon her extensive research and understanding of Japanese culture, resulting in a compelling academic work. The casual fan of Ghibli or Miyazaki may find The Late Works of Hayo Miyazaki a difficult read, though, as its target audience is academic with a background in English or Film Studies. Despite this caveat, the book is an excellent work of scholarship coming just as Miyazaki retires and will lay the groundwork for further academic study on the director and Ghibli.