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The master puppeteer

Author: Katherine Paterson; Haru Wells
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A thirteen-year-old boy describes the poverty and discontent of eighteenth century Osaka and the world of puppeteers in which he lives.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Paterson; Haru Wells
ISBN: 0690009135 : 9780690009132 0690049056 9780690049053 0064402819 9780064402811 0758752008 9780758752000
OCLC Number: 24242251
Awards: Winner of National Book Awards (Children's) 1977
Description: 179 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Katherine Paterson ; black-an-white illustrations by Haru Wells.

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In 18th-century Osaka, Jiro, son of a starving puppet-maker, runs away from home to apprentice himself to Yoshida, the ill-tempered puppeter. When his life at the theatre is shattered by mobs of  Read more...

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"Excellent wrting and irresistible intrigue." (Starred review)--" School Library Journal"A brilliant novel. Compelling drama, swift and exciting."--" Publishers Weekly

 
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