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The Beast Player

The Beast Player (Paperback)

By Uehashi, Nahoko
Translated by Hirano, Cathy

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An enthralling and sophisticated fantasy story from one of Japan's most popular writers of teen fiction, which has been turned into a popular anime series

ISBN 9781782691679
Barcode 9781782691679
Published 21 February 2018 by Pushkin Children's Books
Format Paperback
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Language English (translated from: Japanese)
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ISBN-13 9781782691679
ISBN-10 1782691677
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pushkin Children's Books
Imprint Pushkin Children's Books
Publication Date 21 February 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Language English
Translated from Japanese
Author(s) By Uehashi, Nahoko
Translated by Hirano, Cathy
Category Animal Stories
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Horse & Pony Stories
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 895.636
Catalogue Code 895231

Description of this Book

Erin's family have an important responsibility: caring for the Toda, fearsome water serpents who form the core of their Lord's army. So when a number of Toda mysteriously die, it is Erin's mother who takes the blame, and the punishment - she is sentenced to death. Before she dies she manages to use an ancient, forbidden power to send Erin to safety - leaving her daughter alone, far from home but with the knowledge that both she and her mother are somehow different.Soon, Erin finds she can talk to both the terrifying Toda and the majestic Royal Beasts, who protect the supreme queen of her realm. This knowledge gives her great power, but it also involves her in deadly plots and political gameplaying that she wants no part of. Can Erin save herself and prevent her beloved beasts from being used as tools of war, or is there no way of avoiding the terrible battles to come?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Nahoko Uehashi is a Japanese writer of fantasy titles, whose books have sold more than a million copies in her native Japan. She has won numerous awards, including the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award, which she won for her contribution to children's literature throughout her life. An associate professor at a Japanese university, she has a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology and studies indigenous peoples in Australia. She lives near Tokyo, Japan.

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