Muna has never known his father -- a "samurai," a noble warrior. But Muna's mother has told Muna how he will know him one day: "by the sign of the chrysanthemum." When his mother dies, Muna travels to the capital of twelfth-century Japan, a bewildering city on the verge of revolution. He finds a haven there, as servant to the great swordsmith, Fukuji. But Muna cannot forget his dream: He must find his father. Only then will he have power and a name to be reckoned with. Only then will he become a man.
"A powerful and fascinating picture of the harsh realities as well as the beauty and excitement of feudal Kyoto."-- "School Library Journal"
Series: Harper Trophy Book
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 3rd June 1988
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.9 x 14.2 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.1