Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven is the eighteenth book in Scholastic's The Royal Diaries. It was written by Kathryn Lasky, her fifth book for the series. The book was published in September 2004 and was followed by Anacaona: Golden Flower.

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"Yayoi March 7, 1858
As the maids spread out the kimonos, we welcomed back the colors…of spring, like old friends. For only now may we begin to wear them. But during the tea party I am feeling all the while that this talk of silks and colors and painted blossom covers up something. It is what is not being said that is perhaps the most disturbing. I feel that these women know something I do not…There is a shrillness to Lady Tomaki’s laughter that seems not quite natural…And there is absolutely no talk of the prince, my future husband. It is so obvious to me that I dare not ask about him.



Main article: List of Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven characters


Main article: Kathryn Lasky

Kathryn Lasky (born June 24, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American children's author. She is best known for her Guardians of Ga'Hoole. Lasky has written five books in The Royal Diaries, four in Dear America, three in My America, and one in My Name Is America.


  • NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People (2005)[3]


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