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The Resource The Last samurai, Helen Dewitt

The Last samurai, Helen Dewitt

Label
The Last samurai
Title
The Last samurai
Statement of responsibility
Helen Dewitt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most remarkable & acclaimed novels to appear in many years follows a child prodigy on the quest for his real father. Wildly funny, startlingly original & unforgettably moving. Annotation. Now in paperback, "The Last Samurai" is full of stories of remarkable exploits, tables of Japanese grammar, snatches of Greek poetry, passages of Icelandic legend, and ingenious math problems. It is also the tale of a six-year-old child prodigy's search for a father, or even a man heroic enough to be his father
Summary
A child prodigy with a talent for languages and an insatiable thirst for knowledge, Ludo shares with his single mother, Sibylla, an obsession with Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, absorbing its lessons in Samurai virtue, and embarks on a quest to find his father, approaching seven men to test their worthiness
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2001.
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024084
Cataloging source
MYG
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1957-
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Dewitt, Helen
Dewey number
813.54 D48 2000
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.E92945
LC item number
L37 2000
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Mothers and sons
  • Americans
  • London (England)
  • Gifted children
  • Father figures
  • Coming of age
  • Americans
  • Father figures
  • Gifted children
  • Mothers and sons
  • England
  • England
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Last samurai, Helen Dewitt
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
viii, 530 pages
Isbn
9780786887002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)49940194
Label
The Last samurai, Helen Dewitt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
viii, 530 pages
Isbn
9780786887002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)49940194

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