Ghost in Tokaido Inn

Ghost in Tokaido Inn

by Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler
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Ghost in Tokaido Inn by Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler

Teenaged Seikei dreams of being one of Japan's legendary warriors, a samurai-but samurai are born, not made, and Seikei is a tea merchant's son. Then a ruby intended for the shogun is stolen. Seikei is the only witness, and the famous samurai magistrate, Judge Ooka, needs his help. Soon they are hot on the trail of the ruby-and an unforgettable adventure.

"An unusual and satisfying mystery that will be enjoyed by a wide audience."
-School Library Journal, starred review

"Employs suspense, action, superstition, and mystery to entrance readers with this tale of 18th-century Japan and a boy's search for honor...This is a remarkable novel."
-Kirkus Reviews, pointer review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698118799
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 05/01/1901
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.84(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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Ghost in Tokaido Inn 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This incredible mystery is set in 1700s Japan. The main character, Seikei, is a 14 year old tea merchants son, with dreams of greatness. He longs to be a samurai, but samurai are born, not made. But, when a precious jewel is stolen from an inn on the famous Tokaido road, our hero gets the rare oportunity to experience the way of the warrior by serving the legendary Judge Ooka in his quest to discover the thief. Things aren't what they seem and this mystery will keep you guessing right to the very end. This book was written for young adults, but will prove fascinating for young and old alike.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved the book the ghost in the takaido inn. it was well written and veeery suspensful.i loved the book it had a great ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In 18th century Japan, 14 year old Seikei, is traveling with his merchant father. Seikei had always dreamed to become a samurai. A ruby is stolen from Lord Hakuseki, a samurai. Seikei's bravery and honesty puts him on a mission to recover the precious jewel. His dream is about to come true, but it comes with a price.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book to me was wonderful. The plot was very well thought out and writen and until the last few chapters I didn't have an inkling of what would happen. This book gives you a detailed look into Japan's history and is painted in such a beautifully vivid picture I feel as if I'm standing there with young Siekei, and along with the group preforming their plays.Calling this book a mystery is undoubtedly undermining it's creation/creators. I cannot wait to read the next ones in this wonderful series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Ghost in Tokaido in is an exceptional book. It is about a young boy who dreams of becoming a samurai. But he is a tea merchant's son, and samurai's must be of a samurai family. His dream begins to slowly come true, as he helps the famous Judge Ooka find a thief of a precious jewel. He forms a strange relationship with Tomomi, an actor, who teaches him how to use a sword. The powerful writing comes to a gloomy, yet joyous ending. I think it was very suspenseful, and was hard to put down. The only things that could have been done better was the description of the characters (I found it hard to picture them), and the thief (I felt that the thief was pretty obvious, and I think a major twist at the end would've been better). Other than that, this book is excellent, and I would recommend it to anyone of any age.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Hooblers did an excellent job writing this book. The book is very suspensful and makes you want to read on. Also, it teaches you new words and tells you what they means. This book is like an ancient Japanese Sherlock Holmes book. If you like mysetery books, then you will like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book because I thought in was great. It has some history about ancient Japan and you feel like you can not put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn is about a boy named Seikei the son of a Japanese tea merchant, but Seikei wishes to become a samurai but can¿t because of his social class. The book takes place sometimes around 1717-1744 AD around Edo, Japan. While staying in the Tokaido Inn, Seikei¿s new friend is accused of stealing the gem of a very dishonorable samurai Lord Hakuseki. Seikei tries to help his friend by finding the real thief. The trail leads to a kabuki actor Tomomi a Christian, which is a banned religion in Japan. Through long training sessions Seikei learns how to properly us a sword while becoming a kabuki actor and learning of Tomomi¿s past. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn more about samurai and Japan. Brenden H.