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The Challenge of Samukai (LEGO Ninjago Series #1)

The Challenge of Samukai (LEGO Ninjago Series #1)

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by Greg Farshtey, Paulo Henrique
     
 

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The “Masters of Spinjitsu” come to Papercutz in their first graphic novel appearance written by Greg Farshtey, the hit force behind the LEGO BIONICLE series. Under the tutelage of their master Sensei Wu, the “chosen four” ninjas Kai, Jay, Cole, and Zane must learn to use their elemental powers of fire, ice, lightning and earth. Their mission

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The “Masters of Spinjitsu” come to Papercutz in their first graphic novel appearance written by Greg Farshtey, the hit force behind the LEGO BIONICLE series. Under the tutelage of their master Sensei Wu, the “chosen four” ninjas Kai, Jay, Cole, and Zane must learn to use their elemental powers of fire, ice, lightning and earth. Their mission: defeat Sensei Wu’s evil brother Garmadon and his army of skeleton warriors before they can take over the world!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—Based on a LEGO set introduced in January 2011, this title follows the adventures of four young ninjas, Jay, Cole, Zane, and Kai, under the tutelage of Sensei Wu. In this first book in the series, they battle the two lords of the Underworld, Samukai and Garmadon. These villains have a wager on—if Samukai defeats the young ninjas and their sensei, he will rule Ninjago and the Underworld. In addition to protecting the four golden weapons (special collectors items in the LEGO set), the ninjas have another reason to defeat Samukai and Garmadon—Samukai's skeleton army holds Kai's sister hostage. The illustrations in this marketing tie-in are cartoon worthy, but the dialogue feels halting and the content is gimmicky—the ninjas must learn "Spinjitzu." Still, younger readers and LEGO fans could enjoy this new addition to the graphic-novel world.—Sarah Knutson, American Canyon Middle School, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597072977
Publisher:
Papercutz
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Series:
LEGO Ninjago Series, #1
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
485,780
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
GN510L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Greg Farshtey is the main creative force behind the largely successful BIONICLE series: Editor-in-Chief of the line for LEGO, author of all chapter books, and principal creator of the BIONICLE world. He has since moved on to become the main creative force behind the Ninjago series.

Paulo Henrique illustrated the HARDY BOYS graphic novels volumes 7 through 20 and THE HARDY BOYS The New Case Files series. He first brought his unique Manga style to the United States in Top Cow Productions’ “Myth Warriors.” Paulo recently showed his range with a continuing run on a new “Little Lulu” series for Classic Media.

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