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Samurai Shortstop
by Alan M. Gratz


Overview - Tokyo, 1890. Toyo is caught up in the competitive world of boarding school, and must prove himself to make the team in a new sport called besuboru . But he grieves for his uncle, a samurai who sacrificed himself for his beliefs, at a time when most of Japan is eager to shed ancient traditions.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Tokyo, 1890. Toyo is caught up in the competitive world of boarding school, and must prove himself to make the team in a new sport called besuboru. But he grieves for his uncle, a samurai who sacrificed himself for his beliefs, at a time when most of Japan is eager to shed ancient traditions. It's only when his father decides to teach him the way of the samurai that Toyo grows to better understand his uncle and father. And to his surprise, the warrior training guides him to excel at baseball, a sport his father despises as yet another modern Western menace. Toyo searches desperately for a way to prove there is a place for his family's samurai values in modern Japan. Baseball might just be the answer, but will his father ever accept a ?Western? game that stands for everything he despises?

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780142410998
  • ISBN-10: 0142410993
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publish Date: February 2008
  • Page Count: 280
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-UP


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - Asia
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Sports & Recreation - Baseball

 
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