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  • Published: New York : Crowell, 1973.
  • Year Published: 1973
  • Description: 132 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 870

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  • 0064402320 :
  • 0690736258

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The sign of the chrysanthemum

by Paterson, Katherine.

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Youth level.

A teen-ager comes to know himself through contacts with social ills and political unrest while searching for his father in Japan's capital, centuries ago.

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rich history

This book is rich with the history of feudal Japan, and the story has an interesting tension. However, the underlying concepts seem more appropriate for older teens (definitely not tweens) - I just think they'll understand the emotions better.

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