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Dragon of the Red Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne
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The most important thing about this book is how lovely it is. Ms. Osborne has really captured a bit of the beautiful art and culture of Japan. I hope the children who read the book feel it.

A picky thing is that the caucasian children wandering around Edo are somehow able to blend in. I put it down to willing suspense of disbelief, or belief in the same magic that lets the kids speak the language in every place they visit.

They had yo-yos in Japan in the 1600s, a very cool fact. This book made me hungry for sushi though, read at your own risk. Plus if you're a parent, the book might make you feel old; Master Basho is only 38!

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