The Bamboo Sword

By PREUS, Margi

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ISBN
9781419708077
Publisher
Abrams Amulet


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2015  |  Middle Grade

Gr 5–8—In 1853, Commodore William Perry led a fleet of imposing black ships into Edo Bay and began negotiations that would end Japan's 200-year policy of isolationism. This companion novel to Preus's Newbery Honor-winning Heart of a Samurai (Abrams, 2010) explores the political upheaval during this time through the eyes of two boys, one Japanese and one American. Inquisitive boys with big dreams, Yoshi is a lowly servant to a samurai and Jack is a cabin boy on one of Perry's black ships. Through dual narration a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2015

A dozen or so years on from the events chronicled in Heart of a Samurai (rev. 9/10), American ships under the command of Robert Perry have arrived in Japan, determined to force the isolated country to open itself to trade. Preus retells the world-changing effects of Perry's gunboat diplomacy through the eyes of t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

A dozen years after the events of <i>Heart of a Samurai</i>, American ships arrive in Japan to force trade. Preus retells this gunbo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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