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Hunt for the Bamboo Rat

Graham Salisbury

"A gripping saga of wartime survival." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred Based on a true story, this World War II novel by Scott O'Dell Award winner Graham Salisbury tells how Zenji, 17, is sent from Hawaii to the Philippines to spy on the Japanese. Zenji Watanabe was born in Hawaii. He's an American, but the Japanese wouldn't know it by the look of him. And that's exactly what the US government is counting on. Because he speaks both English and Japanese perfectly, the army recruits Zenji for a top-secret mission to spy on the Japanese. If they discover his true identity, he'll be treated as a traitor and executed on the spot. As World War II boils over in the Pacific, Zenji is caught behind enemy lines. But even though his Japanese heritage is his death warrant, it's also his key to outwitting the enemy and finding the strength to face the terrors of battle, the savagery of the jungle, and the unspeakable cruelty of war. The riveting Hunt for the Bamboo Rat is based on a true story and follows in the path of author Graham Salisbury's other highly acclaimed Prisoners of the Empire titles, which began with the award-winning Under the Blood-Red Sun. Finalist for: Nebraska Golden Sower Award South Carolina Book Awards "Salisbury has once again crafted a fine novel, based on an actual person, about first-generation Americans of Japanese descent and the clash of culture and national identity that World War II accentuated. . . . The story will leave readers spellbound." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Fast-paced and compelling, this title will be enjoyed by voracious and reluctant readers." -SLJ "The history is fascinating, and Zenji is a fictional hero readers will long remember." -The Horn Book

"A gripping saga of wartime survival." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred Based on a true story, this World War II novel by Scott O'Dell Award winner Graham Salisbury tells how Zenji, 17, is sent from Hawaii to the Philippines to spy on the Japanese. Zenji Watanabe was born in Hawaii. He's an American, but the Japanese wouldn't know it by the look of him. And that's exactly what the US government is counting on. Because he speaks both English and Japanese perfectly, the army recruits Zenji for a top-secret mission to spy on the Japanese. If they discover his true identity, he'll be treated as a traitor and executed on the spot. As World War II boils over in the Pacific, Zenji is caught behind enemy lines. But even though his Japanese heritage is his death warrant, it's also his key to outwitting the enemy and finding the strength to face the terrors of battle, the savagery of the jungle, and the unspeakable cruelty of war. The riveting Hunt for the Bamboo Rat is based on a true story and follows in the path of author Graham Salisbury's other highly acclaimed Prisoners of the Empire titles, which began with the award-winning Under the Blood-Red Sun. Finalist for: Nebraska Golden Sower Award South Carolina Book Awards "Salisbury has once again crafted a fine novel, based on an actual person, about first-generation Americans of Japanese descent and the clash of culture and national identity that World War II accentuated. . . . The story will leave readers spellbound." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Fast-paced and compelling, this title will be enjoyed by voracious and reluctant readers." -SLJ "The history is fascinating, and Zenji is a fictional hero readers will long remember." -The Horn Book
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"A gripping saga of wartime survival." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred Based on a true story, this World War II novel by Scott O'Dell Award winner Graham Salisbury tells how Zenji, 17, is sent from Hawaii to the Philippines to spy on the Japanese. Zenji Watanabe was born in Hawaii. He's an American, but the Japanese wouldn't know it by the look of him. And that's exactly what the US government is counting on. Because he speaks both English and Japanese perfectly, the army recruits Zenji for a top-secret mission to spy on the Japanese. If they discover his true identity, he'll be treated as a traitor and executed on the spot. As World War II boils over in the Pacific, Zenji is caught behind enemy lines. But even though his Japanese heritage is his death warrant, it's also his key to outwitting the enemy and finding the strength to face the terrors of battle, the savagery of the jungle, and the unspeakable cruelty of war. The riveting Hunt for the Bamboo Rat is based on a true story and follows in the path of author Graham Salisbury's other highly acclaimed Prisoners of the Empire titles, which began with the award-winning Under the Blood-Red Sun. Finalist for: Nebraska Golden Sower Award South Carolina Book Awards "Salisbury has once again crafted a fine novel, based on an actual person, about first-generation Americans of Japanese descent and the clash of culture and national identity that World War II accentuated. . . . The story will leave readers spellbound." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Fast-paced and compelling, this title will be enjoyed by voracious and reluctant readers." -SLJ "The history is fascinating, and Zenji is a fictional hero readers will long remember." -The Horn Book

Language:

English

Narrators:

Greg Watanabe

Length:

7h 49m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:17


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:48


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:36


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:45


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:13


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:35


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:05


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:49


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:11


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:38


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:03


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:38


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:16


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:46


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:39


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:39


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:21


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:28


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:49


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:34


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:40


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:01


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:36


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:28