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Author: Katherine Paterson
ISBN13: 978-0064402828
Title: Of Nightingales That Weep
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Language: English
Category: Literature and Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins; Reissue edition (March 7, 1989)
Pages: 192

Of Nightingales That Weep by Katherine Paterson

Of Nightingales That Weep book. The daughter of a samurai never weeps. Extreme amounts of shallowness. A great majority of the book felt like Takiko giggling with her friends about people being ugly and stuff like that. but all of them were.

Of Nightingales That Weep is a historical novel for children by Katherine Paterson, published by Crowell in 1974. Set in medieval Japan, the novel tells the story of Takiko, the 11-year-old daughter of a slain samurai warrior. Takiko’s mother remarries Goro, a gentle but unattractive potter/dwarf, whom Takiko fears.

In "Of Nightingales That Weep," the daughter of a samurai never weeps. But Takiko, whose warrior father was killed in battle, finds this a hard rule, especially when her mother remarries a strange and ugly country potter. Of Nightingales That Weep. Phoenix Award Children’s Literature Association 1994. ALA Notable Children’s Books 1974. But Takiko, whose warrior father has been killed in the civil wars between the Heike and Genji clans, finds this a hard rule, for she resents and even fears her mother’s new husband. How can she accept this strange and ugly man, Goro the potter, as her father?

Of Nightingales That Weep. National Book Foundation. 1 March at 14:04 ·. Honored to be part of Women's History month, as least in a small, bookish way. fabled-films.

Of Nightingales That Weep Paperback – March 7, 1989. by. Katherine Paterson (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Katherine Paterson (Author), Haru Wells (Illustrator). Katherine Paterson has twice won the Newbery Medal, for her young adult novels Jacob Have I Loved and Bridge to Terabithia, as well as the National Book Award, for both The Master Puppeteer and The Great Gilly Hopkins. She received the Hans Christian Andersen Award for the body of her work, and was National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Mrs. Paterson lives in Vermont.

Of Nightingales That Weep. by Katherine Paterson and Haru Wells. Customizable Lessons (1). Awards (1). Related Booklists. Text Complexity Results. To help put the right book in each reader's hands, consider the following comprehensive text complexity analyses within your instructional plans. Standards Model of Text Complexity. Text Complexity Toolkit. Quantitative Measures. Lexile Level: 950L ATOS® Reading Level: . Word Count: 45,256.

Written by. Katherine Paterson. Manufacturer: HarperCollins Release date: 15 February 1989 ISBN-10 : 0064402827 ISBN-13: 9780064402828. v · d · eNovels by Katherine Paterson. The Sign of the Chrysanthemum (1973), Of Nightingales That Weep (1974), The Master Puppeteer (1975), Bridge to Terabithia (1977), The Great Gilly Hopkins (1978), Jacob Have I Loved (1980), Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdom (1983), Come Sing, Jimmy Jo (1985), Park's Quest (1988), Lyddie (1991), Flip-Flop Girl (1994), Jip, His Story (1996), Parzival: The Quest of the Grail Knight (1998),.

The daughter of a samurai never weeps. But Takiko, whose warrior father was killed in battle, finds this a hard rule, especially when her mother remarries a strange and ugly country potter. To get away from her miserable home, Takiko eagerly accepts a position at the imperial Japanese court. There, her beauty and nightingale voice captivate the handsome young warrior, Hideo -- who also turns out to be an enemy spy. As war breaks out, Takiko flees the court and is forced to choose between loyalty to her people and her love for Hideo. She painfully learns that whatever choice she makes, she cannot run away from her samurai honor.

Reviews: 7
My sister i/l had been describing a childhood book plot for years. She could never find the book online from the details she remembered. After a few attempts, I finally solved the mystery. So happy to find this book on Amazon and in a print that would be reminiscent of the time that she had read it. It's an award winner, but surprisingly tough to find a copy now.
I recently bought this book after not seeing it for years! I read it in middle school and all I could remember was how wonderful the story was. It really brought me back to my childhood.

When I finally got along to buying it off of Amazon, I got it Used. And that's when the biggest surprise came. Little did I know, I had just bought a copy of the book that had been signed by the author! This is an old book and the signature looked not much younger, so as far as what I got for the price, I was very pleased.
Arrived quickly and in good condition.
This was not a bad book. I recommend reading it.
Bummer for her, she comes to discover her warrior crush is actually a spy. But just as she's trying to sort out her tangled mess of a heart, war breaks out and the entire royal court is forced to flee the area, unsure of when they'll be able to return home.

I liked the environment building here but as far as the plot and character interactions went, this one didn't quite reach the level of intensity I was hoping for. Many of the characters seemed to have very little depth / dimension to them, too stiff to feel real or relatable. Though I will say, I did end up really liking the character of Goro! He was written well, the way he developed over the course of the story.

Though this takes place during a time of war, the main characters seemed to largely only experience it from afar, hearing stories of other people in battle. There are a few quick battle scenes here and there but they felt rushed to me -- a few arrows shot here and there, something set on fire and then boom. Done. Next scene.

I gave an extra half star (I would rate this 3.5 stars but since we can't have half stars here, I rated up) for a scene near the end of the novel because it was pretty dramatic (and cinematic!) in the way things were described and the ceremonial behavior the characters take on. What they choose to do -- I would have never guessed that scene! I was honestly shocked and I wish the entire novel would have left me as tense and awe-struck as that scene. I am curious to check out Paterson's other books with this same theme / time period (though not necessarily same characters, I don't think). There was something to her environment building that I did really enjoy.
Twelfth century Japan proved a dangerous time for people--from peasants in the rice paddies, and potters at their wheel, to members of the Imperial court. More of an adult novel than a typical YA book despite its adolescent heroine, this tale of a samurai's daughter with her emotional and spiritual coming of age is a well-woven tapestry of love, feuds, betrayal and family loyalty. Both the Genji and their mortal enemies, the Heike clan, ravage the island country in their ferocious attempts to wrest/maintain imperial control. No one is safe as the political fulcrum fluctuates with the sea winds as the feudal status quo shifts precariously with the years and even the seasons.

Takiko at 11 shows promise of future beauty and talent performing on the koto (a 13-strigned instrument) both as a singer and player. However, these skills are more ornamental than practical. Her relatively easy lifestyle changes drastically when her mother--suddenly a young widow--downgrades by accepting the humble role as the wife of a misshapen country potter. No more servants and lovely surroundings for Takiko.

The story covers approximately 5 years in the life of the confused protagonist, from the time she flees in terror at the sight of her ugly step-father, to the gradual realization of his kind heart. But children can not be expected to seek hidden beauty by looking within. As a teenager she is placed in a noble home, then transferred to the imperial court with a position of honor--all the while hiding her true clan identity. Her secret affair with a handsome samurai of the enemy clan causes Takiko deep emotional turmoil--a tug of war between her heart and her sense of Honor. How long can long she juggle the balance of love versus family? An interesting read--a journey of the heart in a time of heartless civil war.
I thought this was a pretty interesting book. In the beginning, it's about a preteen girl named Takiko who's father dies in a battle. Her mother decides to remarry to an ugly country potter. This story takes place in Japan during the Gempei War of 1180 - 1185.
While in the countryside with her mother and her new father, Goro, a merchant comes and decides to take Takiko to the imperial Japanese court to see if she can serve there. She is, and she meets a new friend, Mieko. Mieko goes almost everywhere with her and they trust each other very much.
During the war, Takiko waits for her love, Hideo, to return to her, but it always takes him a while and he doesn't exactly do what he says he is going to, only sometimes. She doesn't know if she should betray him by being loyal to the Heike or just keep it a secret. The war is between the Heike and the Genji who are fighting for control of Japan. It is a really gruesome war and a lot of blood and death is involved even though this story doesn't talk much about it.
My main point is that it is really interesting, and that you should read this book if you haven't already!