Of Nightingales Weep

by Katherine Paterson

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | February 15, 1989 | Trade Paperback

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The daughter of a samurai never weeps. But Takiko, whose warrior father was killed in battle, finds this a hard rule, especially when her mother remarries a strange and ugly country potter. To get away from her miserable home, Takiko eagerly accepts a position at the imperial Japanese court. There, her beauty and nightingale voice captivate the handsome young warrior, Hideo -- who also turns out to be an enemy spy. As war breaks out, Takiko flees the court and is forced to choose between loyalty to her people and her love for Hideo. She painfully learns that whatever choice she makes, she cannot run away from her samurai honor.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.4 in

Published: February 15, 1989

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0064402827

ISBN - 13: 9780064402828

Found in: Japan
Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Of Nightingales Weep

by Katherine Paterson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.4 in

Published: February 15, 1989

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0064402827

ISBN - 13: 9780064402828

From the Publisher

The daughter of a samurai never weeps. But Takiko, whose warrior father was killed in battle, finds this a hard rule, especially when her mother remarries a strange and ugly country potter. To get away from her miserable home, Takiko eagerly accepts a position at the imperial Japanese court. There, her beauty and nightingale voice captivate the handsome young warrior, Hideo -- who also turns out to be an enemy spy. As war breaks out, Takiko flees the court and is forced to choose between loyalty to her people and her love for Hideo. She painfully learns that whatever choice she makes, she cannot run away from her samurai honor.

About the Author

Katherine Paterson was born in China, where she spent part of her childhood. After her education in China and the American South, she spent four years in Japan, the setting for her first three novels. Ms. Paterson has received numerous awards for her writing, including National Book Awards for The Master Puppeteer and The Great Gilly Hopkins, as well as Newbery Medals for Jacob Have I Loved and Bridge to Terabithia. Ms. Paterson lives with her husband in Vermont. They have four grown children.

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The daughter of a samurai never weeps, but Takiko, whose warrior father was killed in battle, finds this rule very hard, especially when her mother remarries a strange and ugly country potter.

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"A colorful and romantic story of feudal Japan. Unusual andstirring." (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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