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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date September 12, 2005
Pages 234
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618615124
ISBN-10 0618615121
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $6.95
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
In turbulent sixteenth-century Japan, orphaned Taro is taken in by a general serving the great warlord Takeda Shingen and grows up to become a samurai fighting for the enemies of his dead family. An ALA Notable Book. Reissue.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
When the powerful Lord Takeda’s soldiers sweep across the countryside, killing and plundering, they spare the boy Taro’s life and take him along with them. Taro becomes a servant in the household of the noble Lord Akiyama, where he meets Togan, a cook, who teaches Taro and makes his new life bearable. But when Togan is murdered, Taro’s life takes a new direction: He will become a samurai, and redeem the family legacy that has been stolen from him.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780395345597
 
from Houghton Mifflin (March 1, 1984); titled "The Samurai's Tale"
9780395345597 | details & prices | 234 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.95 lbs | List price $14.95
About: In turbulent sixteenth-century Japan, orphaned Taro is taken in by a general serving the great warlord Takeda Shingen and grows up to become a samurai fighting for the enemies of his dead family.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780395549704 Book cover for 9780618615124
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reissue edition from Houghton Mifflin (September 12, 2005); titled "The Samurai's Tale"
9780618615124 | details & prices | 234 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.55 lbs | List price $6.95
About: In turbulent sixteenth-century Japan, orphaned Taro is taken in by a general serving the great warlord Takeda Shingen and grows up to become a samurai fighting for the enemies of his dead family.
Reprint edition from Houghton Mifflin (October 1, 1990); titled "The Samurai's Tale"
9780395549704 | details & prices | 234 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.60 lbs | List price $6.95
About: In turbulent sixteenth-century Japan, orphaned Taro is taken in by a general serving the great warlord Takeda Shingen and grows up to become a samurai fighting for the enemies of his dead family.
Reprint edition from Varsitybooks.Com (October 1, 1990); titled "The Samurai's Tale"
9789990853896 | details & prices | List price $0.02
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606047913
 
from Demco Media (November 1, 1990); titled "The Samurai's Tale"
9780606047913 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.80 lbs | List price $15.60
About: In turbulent sixteenth-century Japan, orphaned Taro is taken in by a general serving the great warlord Takeda Shingen and grows up to become a samurai fighting for the enemies of his dead family.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613027724 Book cover for 9781435248519
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 18, 2008); titled "The Samurai's Tale"
9781435248519 | details & prices | 234 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.64 lbs | List price $15.95
About: When the powerful Lord Takeda’s soldiers sweep across the countryside, killing and plundering, they spare the boy Taro’s life and take him along with them.
from Turtleback Books (August 1, 2005); titled "Samurai's Tale"
9781417687497 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.75 lbs | List price $17.15
About: In turbulent sixteenth-century Japan, orphaned Taro is taken in by a general serving the great warlord Takeda Shingen and grows up to become a samurai fighting for the enemies of his dead family.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999); titled "The Samurai's Tale"
9780613027724 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.80 lbs | List price $15.55
About: In turbulent sixteenth-century Japan, orphaned Taro is taken in by a general serving the great warlord Takeda Shingen and grows up to become a samurai fighting for the enemies of his dead family.

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