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The master puppeteer

Author: Katherine Paterson; Haru Wells
Publisher: New York : Harper Trophy, 1989.
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
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Paterson; Haru Wells
ISBN: 0064402819 9780064402811
OCLC Number: 270289525
Awards: Winner of National Book Awards (Children's) 1977
Description: 179 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Son of Hanji --
The feast --
Yoshida Kinshi --
The Hanaza --
The fourth fearful thing --
Bad omens for the new year --
Okada's new play --
Command performance --
Night rovers --
Anxieties --
The proof in the storehouse --
A matter of life an death --
The master puppeteer --
The smashings --
Fireman of Namba Cho Brigade --
Debts of honor.
Responsibility: Katherine Paterson ; ill. 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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