The Samurai's Tale
The Samurai's Tale
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Annotation: In turbulent 16th-century Japan, orphaned Taro is taken in by a general serving the great warlord Takeda Shingen and grows up to become a samurai fighting for the enemies of his dead family.
Catalog Number: #260015
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Copyright Date: 1984
Edition Date: c1984
Pages: xiv, 234 p.
Availability: Available (Limited Quantities Available / While Supplies Last)
ISBN: Publisher: 0-618-61512-1 Perma-Bound: 0-8000-4603-X
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-618-61512-4 Perma-Bound: 978-0-8000-4603-3
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 83022746
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Subject Heading:
Samurai. Fiction.
Language: English
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Word Count: 61,650
Reading Level: 6.3
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 6.3 / points: 10.0 / quiz: 44874 / grade: Upper Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.6 / points:14.0 / quiz:Q09979
Lexile: 960L

When the powerful Lord Takeda's soldiers sweep across the countryside, killing and plundering, they spare the boy Taro's life and take him along with them. Taro becomes a servant in the household of the noble Lord Akiyama, where he meets Togan, a cook, who teaches Taro and makes his new life bearable. But when Togan is murdered, Taro's life takes a new direction: He will become a samurai, and redeem the family legacy that has been stolen from him.

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