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Here is the story of Muna, an illegitimate Japanese boy, who searches for his unknown father--a samurai warrior with a chrysanthemum tattoo on his arm--during the 12th-century wars between the Genki and Heike clans. The first novel by a Newbery Medal winner, published in 1973. Illustrated.
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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 swordsm...