Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (98): Ichiro by Ryan Inzana

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Ichiro by Ryan Inzana
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Publish Date:March 20, 2012

Publisher's Description
Ichiro lives in New York City with his Japanese mother. His father, an American soldier, was killed in Iraq. Now, Ichi’s mom has decided they should move back to Japan to live with Ichi’s grandfather.

Grandfather becomes Ichi’s tour guide, taking him to temples as well as the Hiroshima Peace Park, where Ichi starts to question the nature of war. After a supernatural encounter with the gods and creatures of Japanese mythology, Ichi must face his fears if he is to get back home. In doing so, he learns about the nature of man, of gods, and of war. He also learns there are no easy answers—for gods or men.

* A supernatural story featuring Japanese mythology sound interesting to me. - Jessica

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  1. Have not heard of this one! Hope you love it once it releases!

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  2. never heard of this, but looks interesting

  3. Never heard of this one. I love NY setting books though since I visited last year they always fascinate me now. I'm always going "OH! I was THERE!" haha

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  4. I understand why Houghton Mifflin published this. It's totally original. It sounds like a middle grade book which I don't normally read, but I am interested in this. A super fresh choice!

  5. I haven't heard of this book before, but it looks to be right up my alley! Thanks for featuring it!

  6. Wow, this one doesn't sound like anything I've heard of before. Sounds interesting!

  7. Oh, I can't wait to see what you think of this one!! I don't know much about Japanese mythology but I'd love to learn.


  8. I don't know that this sounds like a book for me... I'm such a book nazi! LOL

  9. Oh! Japanese! :D

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