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Sep 05 2010

Takeshita Demons by Cristy Burne

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Francis Lincoln Children's Books, 2010. ISBN 978 1847801159.
Recommended. Mika Takeshita is a Japanese girl who with her family have moved from Japan to England. Her grandmother (Baba) taught her about Japanese spirits that protected them during their lives in Japan. With Baba's passing Mika is left as the only true believer in her family and she believes that the spirits have followed the family to England.
When unexpected events occur one night Mika is convinced that she is right and with the help of her loyal friend Cait she is determined to get to the bottom of the mysterious happenings and save her brother from the mystery spirits.
This is a fast moving story with twists to captivate the reader. The author spent time in Japan where her fascination for the Japanese spirit world began.
Extracts from the second book follow at the conclusion of the story.
Tracy Glover

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