Immediately surrounded by a courtyard full of sword-wielding samurai, the two learn that not only is Lord Okudaira dead, but the missing heir to the castle has just arrived to claim lordship over his nine-year-old brother. White Serpent Castle ups the action quotient from the last book, too, starting with a great fight scene. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Namioka ended up earning a bachelor's and a master's degree in math. And there is another thing: the castle is haunted by the White Serpent Ghost—a monstrous white creature said to emerge whenever a crisis threaten the castle. Zenta was a famous wandering Ronin, his skill was well-known amongst other samurai. This expertly crafted puzzler is as thrilling and sharp as a samurai sword.
This book, according to Lola H. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. And besides that, it really is a quick read! Never mind that because the book exceeded every expectation and turned out to be an exciting journey. In the 1970s, on a visit to Japan, Namioka visited. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Here she met and married , a fellow graduate student who was born in Japan.
In 1937, the Chaos were living in Nanjing, and fled westward in the face of the Japanese Invasion. Namioka attended grade school in Cambridge and excelled at mathematics. There was once a castle shaped like a writhing serpent and reputed to be haunted. With less to set up since this is the second book in the series , Namioka moved m Zenta and Matsuzo arrive at a castle, prepared to offer their services to the new lord, only to find the place in upheaval over who should be the rightful heir. You might like this book if you take this book easily. Kajiro is mistakenly identified as Zenta, who is already hiding on the island, having fallen in love with the commander's wife. He noted that there were two syllables which were possible in the Chinese language, but which were used in no Chinese words.
Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp s. Ronin is a samurai without master that will give them money for their service. Namioka expanded this book into a whole series of books about samurai. The book is clean and tight. Namioka attended University of California, Berkeley, where her father was a professor of Asian Studies. According to legend, the daughter of a former lord of the region had thrown herself into the castle moat and changed into a monstrous serpent. I also love the touch of the supernatural here.
So glad I picked up this series. And rather than making the book feel diluted or spread out or drag on, the format worked here. Namioka attended Universit Namioka was born in Beijing, the daughter of linguist Yuenren Chao and physician Buwei Yang Chao. Ronin is a samurai without master that will give them money for their service. About this Item: Dell Publishing, 1979. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. They also participate in the Japanese tea ceremony.
Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. I delighted as each thread resolved, setting up the resolution of the next. Never mind that because the book exceeded every expectation and turned out to be an exciting journey. Her dream is to become a doctor, not a wife, and her wealthy parents are willing to support her decision, but when Yanyan develops feelings toward one of her brother's friends, however, she questions her original plan. Both the second wife and eldest daughter believe Zenta could be the key to their claiming the castle.
Nevertheless, they manage to solve the mystery of a killer bear while also preventing a war between Ainu and Japanese settlers. . The chamberlain thinks Zenta is the returned older son. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. It was about a woman warrior called the Princess with a Bamboo Sword.
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, January, 1977, Zena Sutherland, review of The Samurai and the Long-nosed Devils, pp. And the envoy has designs of his own. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. The castle warlord is dead, his nine year old heir in danger, two masterless soldiers of fortune come to the rescue. To be clear from the very first: this book is no literary masterpiece.
We also have some great uses of humor here as Zenta in particular reveals a biting mockery of his opponents. The family moved to Seattle in 1963, when Isaac Namioka accepted a position at the University of Washington. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The story structure proved unique. They eventually made their way to , then.
Library markings: 'A' stamped on top edges; library name and discard stamped on half-title pages; front end-paper excised; binding beginning to crack, all pages still attached; one heavy crease to spine; one slight, one moderate crease along spine edge of front cover; slight crease along spine edge of back cover; heavy crease to upper back corner; several slight creases to front cover; one long, moderate and several slight creases to back cover; heavy wear to bottom edge of front cover, moderate wear to upper edge of front cover, slight wear to fore-edges and back cover edges; moderate wear to spine ends and corners; age tanning, pages are not brittle; pages are clean, no marks to text, no owner information, gift messages, store stamps, remaimde marks, stains, or moisture damage. Namioka attended grade school in Cambridge and excelled at mathematics. It is fun, and will keep you guessing until the last page. According to legend, the daughter of a former lord of the region had thrown herself into the castle moat and changed into a monstrous serpent. As a child, she read Chinese martial arts novels, as well as stories and. This novel follows Emma, a Chinese teenager who must decide whether to follow Chinese ways or those of the Americans she meets in her new home in the Boston area.