An adventurous girl! Most noble-born girls of Tokoyo's age learn to sing, paint, and write poetry. Not Tokoyo. She's the daughter of a samurai in fourteenth century Japan. Tokoyo's father trains her in the martial arts. When he is away, she escapes to the sea where she works with the Ama-a society of women and girls who dive in the deep waters for food and treasure. But disaster strikes her family. Can Tokoyo save her father using the lessons she learned and the skills she mastered to overcome corrupt officials, her own doubts, and a nasty sea demon?
FAITH L. JUSTICE writes award-winning fiction and articles in Brooklyn, New York. Her most recent adult novel "Twilight Empress" is now available at all the usual places. She got her degrees in Elementary Education and Curriculum Development. Her favorite course was children's literature where she got to re-read all her favorite children's books. Faith is an avid collector of folk tales and is delighted to bring this favorite story of an adventurous girl to a young audience. For fun, she likes to dig in the dirt--her garden and various archaeological sites.