Grade 5

Theme 4: Person to Person

Yang the Second and Her Secret Admirers

Yang the Second and Her Secret Admirers by Lensey Namioka

Little, Brown and Company

Meet the Author

Lensey Namioka's first love is reading and writing adventure stories. As a child in China, she read Chinese martial arts novels, Sherlock Holmes stories, and The Three Musketeers. When she was eight, she wrote her first book on pieces of scrap paper that she sewed together with thread. It was about a woman warrior called the "Princess with a Bamboo Sword." As an adult, her first published stories were about the adventures of two samurai (warriors) in sixteenth-century Japan.

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