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TARO

Legendary Boy Hero of Japan

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Illustrator Miya Outlaw
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Synopsis

Orphaned by a rival warlord and bewitched by a ghost, young Taro must reclaim his birthright and find his destiny as the legendary boy samurai and hero of Japan.

Award-winning author Blue Spruell reimagines classic Japanese folklore in an historical fantasy adventure of warlords, swords & mythical beasts from old Japan – an engaging tale for adults young and old – Banzai!

Lost in the mists of Mount Fuji . . . but no one can escape destiny. . . .
Orphaned by a rival warlord and bewitched by a ghost, young Taro must reclaim his birthright and find his destiny as the legendary boy samurai and hero of Japan.

Accompanied by Tanuki, his shape-shifting badger sidekick, Taro embarks on a quest of self-discovery and revenge, falls for Kamehime, the teenage samurai daughter of a powerful warlord, and ultimately becomes embroiled in the political struggle for the imperial throne. Along the way, Taro and his allies face fearsome yokai, the ghosts, goblins, and ghouls of Japanese folklore.

“Engaging and fun samurai adventures with a captivating cast.” – KIRKUS REVIEWS

“An exciting, magical coming-of-age adventure book that draws from Japanese folklore and history.” – BOOK LIFE BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“Taro is an extraordinary coming-of-age saga and highly recommended especially for connoisseurs of ancient legends retold. Highly recommended!” – MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

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