The Bamboo Sword by Margi Preus audiobook

The Bamboo Sword

By Margi Preus
Read by James Yaegashi

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664447110

  • ISBN: 9781664554948

Runtime: 5.86 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

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Author Bio: Margi Preus

Author Bio: Margi Preus

Margi Preus is a children’s book author and playwright. Her first novel for young people, Heart of a Samurai, was named a 2011 Newbery Honor Book, an ALSC Notable Book, and a recipient of the Asian Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature, among other honors. Her picture books include Celebritrees; Historic and Famous Trees of the World, winner of the 2013 Flicker Tale Award.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 5.86
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English