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The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn

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ISBN13: 9780698118799
ISBN10: 0698118790
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Teenaged Seikei dreams of being one of Japan's legendary warriors, a samurai-but samurai are born, not made, and Seikei is a tea merchant's son. Then a ruby intended for the shogun is stolen. Seikei is the only witness, and the famous samurai magistrate, Judge Ooka, needs his help. Soon they are hot on the trail of the ruby-and an unforgettable adventure.

"An unusual and satisfying mystery that will be enjoyed by a wide audience."
-School Library Journal, starred review

"Employs suspense, action, superstition, and mystery to entrance readers with this tale of 18th-century Japan and a boy's search for honor...This is a remarkable novel."
-Kirkus Reviews, pointer review

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A priceless ruby has been stolen and an innocent family framed for the crime. Can Seikei prove himself a worthy samurai by uncovering the real thief?- Nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Young-Adult Mystery- Named to five State Award Lists- An ALA Best Book for Young Adults- An IRA/CBC Young Adult Choice- "Parent's Choice Silver Medal recipient- A "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon selection

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red73, October 15, 2006 (view all comments by red73)
A very unique series! Explores an time and place not often written about. Strong characters, good mysteries, and lots of very detailed history and culture. Great for entertainment and education!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780698118799
Publisher:
Puffin
Location:
New York
Author:
Hoobler, Dorothy
Author:
Hoobler, Thomas
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Mysteries / Detective
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Revenge
Subject:
Samurai
Subject:
Kabuki
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Historical - Asia
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
5J00-09
Publication Date:
20010521
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.76x5.11x.72 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 240 pages Puffin Books - English 9780698118799 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A priceless ruby has been stolen and an innocent family framed for the crime. Can Seikei prove himself a worthy samurai by uncovering the real thief?- Nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Young-Adult Mystery- Named to five State Award Lists- An ALA Best Book for Young Adults- An IRA/CBC Young Adult Choice- "Parent's Choice Silver Medal recipient- A "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon selection
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