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y separately published work icon The Plum-Rain Scroll single work   novel   young adult   fantasy  
Is part of The Plum Rain Scroll Series Ruth Manley , 1978 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1978... 1978 The Plum-Rain Scroll
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'The Plum-Rain Scroll is a tale of peril and heroic deeds set in Idzumo, the old Japan of legend and living folklore. Marishoten, the evil Black Iris Lord, seeks to overthrow the Mikado and usurp the Chrysanthemum throne. But first he must find the Plum-Rain Scroll, which holds the three secrets to help him achieve his victory. From the humble Tachibana-ya, the Orange Tree Inn, two unlikely companions set forth to seek the Scroll before Marishoten can achieve his evil design: Taro, the Odd Job boy, and Prince Hachi (Lord Eight Thousand Spears). Their quest takes them far into the countryside, where they are joined by seven even more unlikely companions. When this courageous group finally arrive in Miyako, their adventures reach a stunning climax as they come face to face with their enemy..' (Source: UQP)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Bill, Simon and Lyn with love.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it is set in Japan, with Japanese characters and cultural references.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Liz Derouet , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 19 no. 3 2005; (p. 64)

— Review of The Plum-Rain Scroll Ruth Manley , 1978 single work novel
Untitled Moira Robinson , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 20 no. 2 2005; (p. 37)

— Review of The Plum-Rain Scroll Ruth Manley , 1978 single work novel
The Creation of Taro Ruth Manley , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 72 1979; (p. 6-8)
Ruth Manley discusses her fascination with and understanding of Japanese mythologies and folklore, particularly as a source of inspiration for The Plum-Rain Scroll.
Children's Book of the Year Awards, 1979 : Judges Report 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 72 1979; (p. 4-5)
The Well of Fantasy Susan Stanton , 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , October no. 69 1978; (p. 4-6)
Untitled Moira Robinson , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 20 no. 2 2005; (p. 37)

— Review of The Plum-Rain Scroll Ruth Manley , 1978 single work novel
Untitled Liz Derouet , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 19 no. 3 2005; (p. 64)

— Review of The Plum-Rain Scroll Ruth Manley , 1978 single work novel
The Well of Fantasy Susan Stanton , 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , October no. 69 1978; (p. 4-6)
Children's Book of the Year Awards, 1979 : Judges Report 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 72 1979; (p. 4-5)
The Creation of Taro Ruth Manley , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 72 1979; (p. 6-8)
Ruth Manley discusses her fascination with and understanding of Japanese mythologies and folklore, particularly as a source of inspiration for The Plum-Rain Scroll.
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