Tokoyo, The Samurai's Daughter

Tokoyo, The Samurai's Daughter

Tokoyo, The Samurai's Daughter

Tokoyo, The Samurai's Daughter


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A young girl bucks convention in fourteenth century Japan. When a crooked minister frames her father and steals her home, is Tokoyo prepared to sacrifice all to save him?

Tokoyo's samurai father trains her in martial arts. When he's away, she escapes to the sea to dive with the Ama-a society of females who search the deep waters for food and treasure. With them, Tokoyo finds the friendship and adventure she craves.

When her father is banished to a remote island, she undertakes a desperate journey, filled with thieves and monsters. She'll have to rely on all she's learned from both her father and the Ama. Will her skills and tenacity save her or end in death?

Tokoyo the Samurai's Daughter is the thrilling first installment of the Adventurous Girls series of middle-grade books based on world folk tales. If your young reader loves action, adventure, and far away places, don't miss this "thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended" book. (Historical Novels Review)

Product Details

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 novels, short stories, and articles in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has appeared in, Writer's Digest, The Copperfield Review, the Circles in the Hair anthology, and many more. She is Chair of the New York City chapter of the Historical Novel Society, and Associate Editor for Space and Time Magazine. She co-founded a writer's workshop many more years ago than she likes to admit. For fun, she digs in the dirt-her garden and various archaeological sites.

KAYLA GILLIAM is an independent cartoonist living in the dense suburban forests of North Carolina. When she's not juggling her five dogs (Oreo, Domino, Max, Chewy and and Baby) she enjoys researching Japanese culture.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations


  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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