The Master Puppeteer

The Master Puppeteer

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An apprentice puppeteer in eighteenth-century Osaka, endeavors to learn his art under the harsh master, Yoshida, and to discover the connection of Saburo, popular, multidisguised bandit, with Yoshida's puppet theater

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Who is the man called Sabura, the mysterious bandit who robs the rich and helps the poor? And what is his connection with Yosida, the harsh and ill- tempered master of feudal Japan's most famous puppet theater? Young Jiro, an apprentice to Yosida, is determined to find out, even at risk to his own life.

Meamwhile, Jiro devotes himself to learning puppetry. Kinshi, the puppet master's son, tutors him. When his sheltered life at the theater is shattered by mobs of hungry, rioting peasants, Jiro becomes aware of responsibilities greater that his craft. As he schemes to help his friend Kinshi and to find his own parent, Jiro stumbles onto a dangerous and powerful secret....

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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

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1989
Edition: First Harper Trophy edition
Copyright Date: ©1975
ISBN: 9780064402811
0064402819
Branch Call Number: J PAPERBACK
Characteristics: 179 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Wells, Haru - Illustrator

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Sep 19, 2017

You may be surprised who it is in the end.

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Sep 19, 2017

Coarse Language: The mother says a naughty word in the beginning.

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