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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 JapaneseZenji 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. The historical fiction novel Hunt for the Bamboo Rat by Graham Salisbury is about a young Japanese American man whose name is Zenji Watanabe and lives in Hawaii in 1942 That is until the diplomatic relations with Japan break down to the point where he is recruited by the US Army to spy on Japanese business men in the Philippines Then one day the japanese bomb Pearl Harbour and invade the Philippines and he becomes trapped in Japanese held territory all alone with the Japanese army This book however is than just a World War 2 novel There is a definite theme to this book and it has to do with the human spirit and perseverance He keeps trying to get information even when getting repeatedly mugged but a better example is on pages 207 through 217 On those pages he is tortured by a rather violent Japanese colonel yet gives no information This theme is shown again on 285 when he must summon his willpower clean his wound and get out of the Jungle The uote goes “With willpower he couldn’t believe he had Zenji pushed himself through the fire bellowing from his wound” I would say this is a good book

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Hunt for the Bamboo Rat Prisoners of the Empire #4They 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. Hunt for the Bamboo Rat by Graham SalisburyWritten by Adrian Keller MillerHunt for the Bamboo Rat is a story about Zenji Watanabe and his experiences of being a spy for the United States during World War II Zenji’s family immigrated to the United States from Japan and settled in Hawaii before the bombing of Pearl Harbor Zenji was 21 years old when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor Zenji because of his age and the fact that he was a United States citizen was recruited by the Army to become a spy against Japan Because Zenji could speak both English and Japanese very well his skills were of value to the US ArmyThe Army decided to send Zenji to the Philippines to spy for them Though he was not in combat he was eventually captured by the Japanese Army and put into prison After a couple of years he was released from prison and sent to be a servant to an important General of the Japanese Army Eventually the island where he was living came under attack by the Americans The Japanese General fled leaving Zenji and a couple of other servants behind Zenji went into the jungle to avoid being captured by the Americans who would have thought he was enemy Japanese He got lost in the jungle where he had to struggle to survive His life was likely saved as a result of help he received from a native tribe living in the jungle Eventually they were able to show Zenji the way out of the jungle and he was found by a US Army patrol He was taken to a US Army base and recognized as the spy for the United States who had been given the code name Bamboo Rat It was believed that Zenji had not survived the war but indeed he hadI think the author did a good job of telling the story and keeping the readers in suspense I would recommend Hunt for the Bamboo Rat to anyone interested in historical fiction

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Hunt for the Bamboo Rat (Prisoners of the Empire, #4) Read & download ó 8 à “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 tThe Empire titles which began with the award winning  Under the Blood Red Sun 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 StarredFast paced and compelling this title will be enjoyed by voracious and reluctant readers SLJThe history is fascinating and Zenji is a fictional hero readers will long remember The Horn Bo. A review of Hunt for the Bamboo Rat by Salvador BCThis story written by Graham Salisbury starts in the summer of 1941 with a 17 year old American born Japanese boy named Zenji Watanabe the main character who just graduated out of highschool He lived in a neighborhood in Honolulu Hawaii with his mother his older brother Henry and his little sister Aiko He lived a somewhat happy life until World War Two rose tensions between the United States and Japan before the attack on Pearl Harbor that is That’s when a US military officer and Zenji’s former commanding officer in JROTC Colonel Blake arrived to propose an Important assignment for Zenji Since Zenji spoke both English and Japanese it was an assignment to serve the US government to spy on the Japanese dangerous in which he would be dead on the spot if caughtWhen reading this book I was extremely interested in learning what happens next Each waking moment after the last put me on the edge of my seat But one thing that really got me involved was that Zenji was on two sides and each side pressured him during the raging conflict I’m sure everyone has been between two sides of a conflict whether it’s an argument between friends or family or even political partiesAll and all I really enjoyed this book Not only did this book show relations and strong emotions for each character it also showed the horrors and trauma of war I’m sure others would really enjoy learning about history and it’s impact on the world But of course others would not like it for it’s depictions of war and stuff like that To conclude this review I would say that I recommend this book to many others Interesting novels of historical fiction like this should be read And frankly I hope people will be satisfied with this one