Thirteen-year-old Phoenix Taylor doesn’t believe a spirit haunts the old war flag. So he promises his great-grandpa he’ll return it to Japan for him and present it to the family of the soldier who died carrying it into battle. Phoenix faces many hurdles in returning the flag including his stepfather’s desire to give the flag to the governor of Okinawa. Each challenge he faces brings him closer to discovering the truth about his personal relationship to the Spirit of the Rising Sun.
This book is recommended for readers between the ages of 8 and 14.