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Hannah's Winter by Kierin Meehan
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May 08, 09

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Read in May, 2009

Recommended for gr. 6-8. The fantasy elements of this novel are a little too fantastical, I think, for more sophisticated readers (mysterious samurai suit of armor blowing smoke in different colors). That said, the book paints a small portrait of life in modern Japan. 12-year-old Hannah is spending time in Japan living with a Japanese family while her journalist mother researches a series of articles. She and the daughter of the family find clues to a ghostly mystery from the past and with the help of a neighbor and family members work to resolve it.
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