The Perfect Sword

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Charlesbridge, Feb 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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"Sensei Masa was a master swordsmith known throughout all of Japan." Young Michio is apprenticed to the master swordsmith. He watches and learns not only the skills to make a fine sword, but also lessons in humility, hard work, and compassion, elements of Bushido, the samurai code of honor. When he and Sensei create a sword that rivals all others, warriors from around Japan come to claim ownership of it. But only one can be worthy. Rich, symbolic art captures the Tokugawa period in ancient Japan. Includes an author's note about the history of Japanese samurai swords and a glossary of Japanese terms.

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After forging a magnificent samurai sword, a Japanese swordsmith of the Tokugawa period seeks a worthy owner for it. Swordsmith Sensei Masa and his apprentice Michio spend days hammering, shaping ... Read full review

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Scott Goto's children's books include THE GREAT PANCAKE ESACPE (Walker) and WILL ROGERS, LARGER THAN LIFE (Walker). Scott lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu.

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