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The Master Puppeteer
The Master Puppeteer
Author: Katherine Paterson
Who is the man called Sabura, the mysterious bandit who robs the rich and helps the poor? And what is his connection with Yosida, the harsh and ill- tempered master of feudal Japan's most famous puppet theater? Young Jiro, an apprentice to Yosida, is determined to find out, even at risk to his own life. Meamwhile, Jiro devotes himself to learnin...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780808543725
ISBN-10: 0808543725
Publication Date: 10/1999
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
Book Type: School Library Binding
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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A thirteen-year-old boy describes the poverty and discontent of eighteenth century Osaka and the world of puppeteers in which he lives. The main character really grows up. Unpredictable and interesting.
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Good book for discussing Japanese puppeteers and the famine. Daughter and I enjoyed it.
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Winner of the National Book Award for Children's Literature