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The Beast Player
By (author): Nahoko Uehashi Translated by: Cathy Hirano
9781782691679 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 10, Grade (US) from 5 JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic Aug 07, 2018
$19.95 CAD
Cancelled 500 pages Steerforth Press Pushkin Children's Books
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

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?

A popular anime series based on this book has been made, and is available online with English subtitles - Kemono no Soja

Translated into 6 languages: this is the first English translation

The Beast Player and its sequel have sold 3 million copies in Japan

Nahoko Uehashi won the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen award

The author is best known for her Morobito series, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies and been translated into English

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.

Author Residence: Tokyo, Japan

Author Hometown: Japan

Publicity: Widespread US publicity outreach

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