The Legacy

The Legacy

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by Patricia Kiyono, Elaina Lee
     
 

When Andy Tanaka finds an old wooden chest in a storage shed on his family’s flower farm, he can’t wait to share his discovery with his best friend, Leigh Becker.

Inside the dusty lacquered chest are a pair of swords, some Japanese clothing, and a mysterious scroll, which could provide links to his samurai ancestor. They find someone to…  See more details below

Overview

When Andy Tanaka finds an old wooden chest in a storage shed on his family’s flower farm, he can’t wait to share his discovery with his best friend, Leigh Becker.

Inside the dusty lacquered chest are a pair of swords, some Japanese clothing, and a mysterious scroll, which could provide links to his samurai ancestor. They find someone to translate the scroll and then research the significance of the other items, intent on ensuring the legacy isn’t forgotten.

In the process, they learn not only about samurai history, but also some surprising truths about themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013149083
Publisher:
Astraea Press
Publication date:
07/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,126,051
File size:
299 KB

Meet the Author

Patricia Kiyono is honored The Legacy is included in the Japan Relief Novella series. During her first career, she taught elementary music, junior high social studies, elementary classrooms, and junior high social studies. She now teaches part time at Grand Valley State University.
She lives in southwest Michigan with her husband, not far from her children and grandchildren. Current interests, aside from writing, include sewing, crocheting, scrapbooking, and music. A love of travel and an interest in faraway people inspires her to create stories about different cultures. She has written elementary school plays and educational materials. The Legacy is her first work of fiction to be published.

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The Legacy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MichiganWriter More than 1 year ago
Leigh Becker is a college student with a love of manga comics and no real plans for what to do with her life. She envies her lifelong friend, Andy Tanaka's rich family heritage and is more than willing to help him uncover the mystery of a dust lacquered box he found in a storage shed on his family's flower farm. A pair of antique swords, some silk robes, and a mysterious scroll written in Japanese. What ties do these items have with his family? And why was the trunk hidden away instead of being revered as a family heirloom? Leigh and Andy are eager to find the answer not realizing that not everyone is eager for the truth to come out. This is a story about friendship, family, and rich tradition. Ms. Kiyono writes with strong characterization and rich description. A truly enjoyable read. I hope she will write more about this interesting family!