The Paper Samurai, by Rebecca Lippa | Press Release
By Rebecca Lippa
Reading Age: 6-10
Paperback: 148 pages
Publisher: Old Line Publishing, LLC (March 20, 2014)
When Hana and Akio discover that their hideout is being used for a heist, by a former caretaker of the local archive, they uncover mysteries from their families’ pasts and discover the influence of the samurai on their lives. Following clues to uncover the plans of the thieves working against them, the friends are led by misfortune to the doorstep of Hiroshi, an apothecary with a knack for using unlikely objects to solve the problem at hand.
Have you ever felt that something wasn’t right but that you were too young or too small or too afraid to do something about it? If so, then you know how Hana and Aiko, the main characters in this book, must have felt before they found the courage to stand up to what was going wrong in their lives and make things right.
As you adventure with them through their journey in the marketplace, gardens, forest and fields of Ohara, Japan, I hope that you will find the courage and strength to fuel your own adventures!
This charming story is intended for children ages 6-10 and may be used as a good bonding activity for parents and their young readers. Historically speaking, the material is light, focusing more on the value of relationships, family and honor, which is mirrored by the revelation of the samurai code. However, older readers may also make connections between the manifestation of industry and its impact on small businesses and artisans.
While there is material suitable for discussion in the classroom, The Paper Samurai stands alone as a fun adventure for readers desiring to be transported to a world before the time of iPhones, Facebook and even Atari. In the technologically quiet setting, readers are given the chance to enjoy a richness of place and tactility, which opposes and challenges the idea that the world can be encompassed within a mass of wires and chips.
For more information, visit: http://rebeccalippa.wix.com/the-paper-samurai
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