The Beast Player

The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi, translated by Cathy Hirano

Godwin Books/Henry Holt, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

Orphaned Elin learns to use her ability to communicate with animals as she navigates through political unrest. The beauty and power of the natural world are at the heart of this captivating, nimbly translated Japanese fantasy.