Spirit’s Princess

spiritsprincessWritten by Esther Friesner

Himiko is very young and adores her older brother Aki. She wants to be a hunter like him, but of course girls are not allowed to be hunters. She falls out of a pine tree and breaks her leg. The shaman “Lady Yama” sets it and sends her to bed for several weeks. Himiko runs away to see the cherry trees in bloom and gets lost only to find a new clan and make new friends. Along the way she learns many lessons and finds out what her life path should be.

Review by Marsha Artigues, Eisenhower Jr. Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 8 and Up

Spirit’s Princess
Written by Esther Friesner
Random House
464 pages
Release Date: April 24, 2012
ISBN: 9780375869075 (hardcover)

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