Tokoyo, The Samurai's Daughter

Tokoyo, The Samurai's Daughter


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An adventurous girl! Most noble-born girls of Tokoyo's age learn to sing, paint, and write poetry.Not Tokoyo. She's the daughter of a samurai in fourteenth century Japan. Tokoyo's father trains her in the martial arts. When he is away, she escapes to the sea where she works with the Ama-a society of women and girls who dive in the deep waters for food and treasure. But disaster strikes her family. Can Tokoyo save her father using the lessons she learned and the skills she mastered to overcome corrupt officials, her own doubts, and a nasty sea demon?

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ISBN-13: 9780692677087
Publisher: Raggedy Moon Books
Publication date: 05/28/2017
Series: Adventurous Girls , #1
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

FAITH L. JUSTICE writes award-winning fiction and articles in Brooklyn, New York. Her most recent adult novel "Twilight Empress" is now available at all the usual places. She got her degrees in Elementary Education and Curriculum Development. Her favorite course was children's literature where she got to re-read all her favorite children's books. Faith is an avid collector of folk tales and is delighted to bring this favorite story of an adventurous girl to a young audience. For fun, she likes to dig in the dirt--her garden and various archaeological sites.

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  1. Tokoyo and the Ama
  2. The Pearl
  3. An Adventourous Girl
  4. Father's Home
  5. A Deadly Curse
  6. Arrested
  7. A Thieving Clerk
  8. Homeless
  9. Life with the Ama
  10. Finding a Boat
  11. The Oki Islands
  12. The Search Begins
  13. Hard times
  14. The Sacrifice
  15. A Demon in the Deep
  16. A Fight to the Death
  17. A Grateful Village
  18. Revenge
  19. Ama and Samurai's Daughter

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