The Master Puppeteer by Katherine Paterson

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What are Jiro's weaknesses?

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In Katherine Paterson’s novel, Jiro is the son of a Bunraku puppet maker, Hanji. Jiro is clever, resourceful, and quick-witted, but also impatient and more than a little arrogant. When his family falls on hard times, Jiro must leave home to become an apprentice in a puppetry company, the Hananza. In large part through his friendship with Kinshi, whose father is Yoshida, the master puppeteer of the title, Jiro develops his puppet-making skills.

Jiro’s resourcefulness and curiosity...

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