The Bamboo Sword

The Bamboo Sword

eBook - 2015
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Set in 1853 in Japan, this novel follows Yoshi, a Japanese boy who dreams of someday becoming a samurai. Unfortunately, as part of the serving class, Yoshi can never become a warrior. He is taken up by Manjiro, the protagonist of Preus's Heart of a Samurai, and becomes his servant and secret watchdog. Meanwhile, Commodore Matthew Perry and his USS Susquehanna squadron of steamships arrive in Edo Bay demanding "diplomatically" that Japan open its ports to foreign trade. Aboard the commodore's flagship is a cabin boy, Jack, who becomes separated from his American companions while on shore. When he and Yoshi cross paths, they set out on a grand adventure to get Jack back to his ship before he is discovered by the shogun's samurai.
Publisher: 2015.
ISBN: 9781613128350
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Jul 16, 2016

I love this book! So interesting...
Credit to the author, Margi Preus. I love the story of Yoshi! He is always watching samurai fighting and wants to become one himself. The the Americans come on steamships, and Yoshi wants to fight in a war. There are two perspectives in the story, one of Yoshi and one of Jack the powder monkey. Epic Tale!

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