Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The Master Puppeteer
Katherine Paterson's The Master Puppeteer is the story of Jiro, a boy who lives through a large famine in Japan. His father is a puppet maker, so their family is better off than most because the theater buys the puppets. But Jiro's family still suffers for there is barely enough money to live by. In desperation, Jiro goes to the theater to become an apprentice under a man called Yoshida, in order to supply his family with money. But what does Yoshida have to do with Saburo, the thief who steals from the rich and gives to the poor? Jiro has many adventures in the theater, of which I can't tell you because it would spoil the affect when you read this book. It's a good one!