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The Awakening
The Awakening
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The Awakening

In 1984, a teenager finds a cassette on the streets of Tokyo, Japan. At home, the teen sticks the mysterious tape into his Walkman and pushes play. Suddenly, an Oni-like creature awakens deep below the apartment building. It surfaces, seeking out the irritating music and chasing the boy to the rooftop, where both their fates will be decided.

GenreFantasy & Science Fiction
Reading LevelGrades 1-2
Interest LevelGrades 5-9
Lexile LevelGN 250L
Text TypeLiterature: Narrative
PublisherStone Arch Books
Page Dimensions5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Page Count48
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $22.65 School/Library Price
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Bookworm Kitty blog - Madpocky

"This graphic novel can be read in one of three ways—all of which can be interpreted in equally different manners. Scenes are enclosed in blue and red frames, showing Yoshihiro Tanaka’s point of view for the good, and the Oni’s for the evil. There is a" - Bookworm Kitty blog

June 25, 2011

Donald Lemke

Donald Lemke

Donald Lemke works as a children’s book editor. He has written dozens of all-age comics and children's books for Capstone, HarperCollins, Running Press, and more. Donald lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his beautiful wife, Amy, toddling toddler, Cleo, and a not-so-golden retriever named Paulie.

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