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Samurai Shortstop

By Alan Gratz, 1972-

Tokyo, 1890. Toyo is caught up in the competitive world of boarding school, and must prove himself to make the team in a new sport called besuboru. But he grieves for his uncle, a samurai who sacrificed himself for his beliefs, at a time when most of Japan is eager to shed ancient traditions. It’s only when his father decides to teach him the way of the samurai that Toyo grows to better understand his uncle and father. And to his surprise, the warrior training guides him to excel at baseball, a sport his father despises as yet another modern Western menace.

At its heart a novel about a boy who loves baseball, Samurai Shortstop is fascinating, suspenseful, and intense. Expertly researched by debut author Alan Gratz, it’s a sports story and more, about a boy who must choose between two ways of life, but finds a way to bridge them.

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Book

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2 available at Main (Downtown)
  • F Gratz, Fiction
  • TF Gratz, Teen Fiction

ISBN

0803730756


Format: Book
Author: Gratz, Alan, 1972-
Summary: While obtaining a Western education at a prestigious Japanese boarding school in 1890, sixteen-year-old Toyo also receives traditional samurai training which has profound effects on both his baseball game and his relationship with his father.
Title: Samurai shortstop / Alan Gratz.
Publisher Date: New York : Dial Books, c2006.
Subject: Samurai -- Fiction Fathers and sons -- Fiction Baseball stories Boarding schools -- Fiction Schools -- Fiction Japan -- History -- Meiji period, 1868-1912 -- Fiction.
Isbn: 0803730756 (hardcover) 9780803730755
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Gratz
Oclc: 61456482
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Bib Id: 250963

Format: Book
Author: Gratz, Alan, 1972-
Summary: While obtaining a Western education at a prestigious Japanese boarding school in 1890, sixteen-year-old Toyo also receives traditional samurai training which has profound effects on both his baseball game and his relationship with his father.
Title: Samurai shortstop / Alan Gratz.
Publisher, Date: New York : Dial Books, c2006.
Description: 280 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Samurai -- Fiction
Subjects: Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Subjects: Baseball stories
Subjects: Boarding schools -- Fiction
Subjects: Schools -- Fiction
Subjects: Japan -- History -- Meiji period, 1868-1912 -- Fiction.
Notes: A Junior Library Guild selection.
LCCN: 2005022081
ISBN: 0803730756 (hardcover)
ISBN: 9780803730755
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Gratz