The Master Puppeteer
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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have read this book as a school novel.wish it came in an e-book format.excellent book, good story, good characters.
Review: The Master PuppeteerUser Review - Amanda Lueck - Goodreads
Paterson in research mode. Very thoughtful but not quite as fun .... Historically accurate and way cool, though. Read full review