Children’s Books

The Adventurous Girls Series, Book #1


Tokoyo, the Samurai’s Daughter

Most noble-born girls of Tokoyo’s age learn to sing, paint, and write poetry.

Not Tokoyo.

She’s an adventurous girl! Tokoyo is the daughter of a samurai in fourteenth century Japan. Her 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?


Author:  Faith L. Justice
Illustrator: Kayla Gilliam
Print ISBN:  978-0692677087
Library of Congress Control Number: 2017930973
Length:  122 pp
Price:  $6.99 (Print-discounts vary), $2.99 (ebook), $5.95 (Audio Books, discounts vary)
Available at: (worldwide) US, UK, Canada, Australia
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Links to full reviews:

November 14, 2017– five-star review at Robbie’s Inspiration:

“My son, Michael, aged eleven years old…loved this book so much that he actually read on ahead by himself which is very unusual.”

November 1, 2017 – Log Cabin Library:

“Tokoyo is both strong-willed and talented…Just by looking at the cover you can see the determination in her eyes. She is also quite brave and a lovely heroine. There are lovely black and white illustrations by Kayla Gilliam and I especially enjoyed the addition of the Cultural notes which provided the definition of the Japanese words used in the story as well as the Author’s note at the end of the book.”