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The beast player / Nahoko Uehashi ; illustrations by Yuta Onoda ; translated by Cathy Hirano.

Uehashi, Nahoko, (author.). Hirano, Cathy, (translator.). Onoda, Yuta, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Alexander Hamilton Memorial System.
  • 5 of 8 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)

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0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library YA UEH (Text) 37268003060126 AHMFL Young Adult Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250307460 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1250307465 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 344 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Godwinbooks/Henry Holt and Company, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"First published in English by Pushkin Press, 2018."
Summary, etc.:
Nahoko Uehashi's The Beast Player is an epic YA fantasy about a girl with a special power to communicate with magical beasts and the warring kingdom only she can save.
Erin's family cares for the fearsome water serpents that form the core of their kingdom's army. When some of the beasts mysteriously die, Elin's mother is sentenced to death as punishment. With her last breath she manages to send her daughter to safety. Alone, far from home, Elin discovers that she can talk to both the terrifying water serpents and the majestic flying beasts that guard her queen. This skill involves her in deadly plots that could cost her life. Can she save herself and prevent her beloved beasts from being used as tools of war?
Language Note:
Translated from the Japanese.
Awards Note:
Michael L. Printz Honor Book, 2020.
Subject: Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Animals, Mythical > Juvenile fiction.
Imaginary wars and battles > Juvenile fiction.
Serpents > Juvenile fiction.
Kings and rulers > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Imaginary creatures > Fiction.
Imaginary wars and battles > Fiction.
Snakes > Fiction.
Kings, queens, rulers, etc. > Fiction.
Supernatural > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Science fiction.

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