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Moribito:  Guardian of the Spirit

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Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

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Author: Nahoko Uehashi
Publisher: Scholastic, 2009
Arthur A. Levine Books, 2008
Original Japanese publication, 1996
Series: Moribito: Book 1

1. Moribito
2. Moribito II

Book Type: Novel
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-Genre Tags: Heroic Fantasy
Juvenile Fantasy
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You've never read a fantasy novel like this one! The deep well of Japanese myth merges with the Western fantasy tradition for a novel that's as rich in place and culture as it is hard to put down.

Balsa was a wanderer and warrior for hire. Then she rescued a boy flung into a raging river -- and at that moment, her destiny changed. Now Balsa must protect the boy -- the Prince Chagum -- on his quest to deliver the great egg of the water spirit to its source in the sea. As they travel across the land of Yogo and discover the truth about the spirit, they find themselves hunted by two deadly enemies: the egg-eating monster Rarunga . . . and the prince's own father.


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