Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven, Japan 1858 (The Royal Diaries)

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Grades 4 - 8Grade 7n/a6.228973
Intrigue and danger increase as Princess Kazunomiya's once-sheltered life in nineteenth-century Japan changes, in Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky's latest addition to THE ROYAL DIARIES series.

Kazunomiya, along with her royal family, is thought to be a divinity, descended from the goddess of the sun, and she lives an extremely sheltered life. However, when a Japanese general signs a treaty with the white-faced men from America, uncertainty and turmoil erupt in the kingdom. But the external threats do not compare to the tangled intrigue, romance, and politics that dominate the imperial palace, as wives and queens plot to destroy Kazunomiya and her mother.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published on September 1, 2004 by Scholastic Inc.
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  • tatamaca
    tatamacaMonday, November 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm55 stars
    THis book is full of romantic and collaborating events. It takes place in Japan 1858. Kazunomiya's true love is forbidden and she is forced to marry a man who she wasn't interested in at first until one day he becomes her friend. She goes through many tough events but, it resolves in the end.