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Samurai Shortstop by Alan M. Gratz

While obtaining a Western education at a prestigious Japanese boarding school in sixteen-year-old Toyo also receives traditional samurai training which has profound effects on both his baseball game and his relationship with his father.

Archie Dent and his friends Hachi and Fergus, the first three members of a new League of Seven, a group of heroes who come together to fight the Mangleborn whenever the monsters arise to destroy humanity, undertake separate missions and in the course of their adventures meet potential candidates to join their League, while learning deep-rooted secrets that could destroy the League forever.

New to the Library! January 2017 "The Dragon Lantern" : a League of Seven novel By Alan Gratz

During the brief Meiji period, Japan underwent am astonishing metamorphosis from feudal state to modern industrial and military power. The national policy of isolationism, sakoku, initiated in 1639, was abruptly challenged in 1853 when Commodore Perry sailed into Tokyo Bay.  Forced into trade treaties, the Japanese state rushed to modernize under the enlightened leadership of Emperor Meiji.The popular woodblock prints of the Meiji period were snapshots of a modern society in the making.

During the brief Meiji period, Japan underwent am astonishing metamorphosis from feudal state to modern industrial and military power. The national policy of isolationism, sakoku, initiated in 1639, was abruptly challenged in 1853 when Commodore Perry sailed into Tokyo Bay. Forced into trade treaties, the Japanese state rushed to modernize under the enlightened leadership of Emperor Meiji.The popular woodblock prints of the Meiji period were snapshots of a modern society in the making.

Three Samurai Cats, written by Eric Kimmel, illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein

Three Samurai Cats: A Story from Japan Eric A. Kimmel, Mordicai Gerstein Humorous, witty tale of a crafty rat who likes rice balls, and a broken-down old samurai cat who defeats the rat bully without force.

Describes the lives of samurai warriors in ancient Japan. The readers' choices reveal the historical details of life as a samurai during the Gempai wars of the 1100s, the rise of Nobunga in 1560, and as a wandering ronin in the 1600s.

Describes the lives of samurai warriors in ancient Japan. The readers' choices reveal the historical details of life as a samurai during the Gempai wars of the the rise of Nobunga in and as a wandering ronin in the

Review of the Day: Samurai Rising by Pamela S. Turner and Gareth Hinds — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

"Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legend in this real-life saga. This epic warrior tale reads like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history.

A historical mystery!!    While attempting to solve the mystery of a stolen jewel, Seikei, a merchant's son who longs to be a samurai, joins a group of kabuki actors in eighteenth-century Japan.

In the LitCircle section. A historical mystery! While attempting to solve the mystery of a stolen jewel, Seikei, a merchant's son who longs to be a samurai, joins a group of kabuki actors in eighteenth-century Japan.

After sixteen-year-old Astrid Llewelyn survives a vicious unicorn attack, she learns that she is a descendant of the most famous unicorn hunter of all time and she must travel to Rome, Italy, to train in the ancient arts in order to carry on her family legacy and save the world from the threat posed by the reemergence of lethal unicorns.

Rampant (Killer Unicorns by Diana Peterfreund - unicorns;

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