Everything you need to understand or teach The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama.
When Stephen is allowed to leave his father's apartment to go to the family's vacation home in Tarumi, Japan, on his own, he counts it a victory. To celebrate, he buys a journal and begins making entries in the journal to document his journey and his time in Tarumi. It's those journal accounts that become the book, Samurai's Garden.
The book begins with Stephen's account of his diagnosis of tuberculosis, his family's reaction...
The Samurai's Garden Lesson Plans contain 128 pages of teaching material, including: