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Blue Fingers: A Ninja’s Tale by Cheryl Aylward Whitesel [in AsianWeek]

Blue FingersIn mid-15th-century Japan, Koji, half of a set of identical twins, has the chance to rise above his social status as a farmer’s son and become the apprentice to a revered dye maker. But in spite of the lucky opportunity, homesickness prevents Koji from honorably fulfilling his duties. Afraid to face his parents’ disappointment, Koji runs away, only to be kidnapped by a secret ninja clan. While he longs to return to his parents and twin brother, Koji eventually accepts his fate, proving himself to be a talented and loyal asset to his new family, fighting against the injustices perpetrated by the tyrannical Lord Udo.

Review: “New and Notable Books,” AsianWeek, June 25, 2004

Readers: Middle Grade, Young Adult

Published: 2004


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