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Samurai Shortstop

Samurai Shortstop

(2006)
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Tokyo, 1890. Toyo is caught up in the competitive world of boarding school, and must prove himself to make the team in a new sport called besuboru. But he grieves for his uncle, a samurai who sacrificed himself for his beliefs, at a time when most of Japan is eager to shed ancient traditions. It?s only when his father decides to teach him the way of the samurai that Toyo grows to better understand his uncle and father. And to his surprise, the warrior training guides him to excel at baseball, a sport his father despises as yet another modern Western menace. Toyo searches desperately for a way to prove there is a place for his family?s samurai values in modern Japan. Baseball might just be the answer, but will his father ever accept a ?Western? game that stands for everything he despises?

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: Samurai Shortstop
Author(s): Alan M Gratz
ISBN: 1-4395-5951-1 / 978-1-4395-5951-2 (USA edition)
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May 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Samurai Shortstop (Junior Library Guild Selection (Dial))
Author(s): Alan M Gratz
ISBN: 0-8037-3075-6 / 978-0-8037-3075-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial
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Paperback Editions

February 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Samurai Shortstop
Author(s): Alan Gratz
ISBN: 0-14-241099-3 / 978-0-14-241099-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Audio Editions

December 2006 : UK Audio edition
Title: Samurai Shortstop
Author(s): Alan Gratz
Publisher: Listening Library
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November 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: Samurai Shortstop
Author(s): Alan Gratz
ISBN: 0-7393-3639-8 / 978-0-7393-3639-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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August 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: Samurai Shortstop (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Alan Gratz, Betty G Birney, Alan Grantz
ISBN: 0-7393-3624-X / 978-0-7393-3624-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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August 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Samurai Shortstop
Author(s): Alan Gratz, Betty G Birney
ISBN: 0-7393-3629-0 / 978-0-7393-3629-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

February 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Samurai Shortstop
Author(s): Alan M Gratz
Publisher: Speak
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