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Samurai
     

Samurai

by Christina Hepperman
 

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Brave, skilled warriors have been carrying out daring missions from ancient times to today. But who are they? How did they become the courageous fighters you hear about on the news and in history books? What are their special skills and techniques? Learn all about history's great warriors in these exciting, fact-filled books.

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Brave, skilled warriors have been carrying out daring missions from ancient times to today. But who are they? How did they become the courageous fighters you hear about on the news and in history books? What are their special skills and techniques? Learn all about history's great warriors in these exciting, fact-filled books.

Core Library is the must-have line of nonfiction books for supporting the Common Core State Standards for grades 3-6.

Core Library features:

A wide variety of high-interest topics

Well-researched, clearly written informational text

Primary sources with accompanying questions

Multiple prompts and activities for writing, reading, and critical thinking

Charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps

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Children's Literature - Krisan Murphy
Among the most renowned ancient warriors, the samurai were well-known for extreme loyalty to their master, cunning battle strategy, and the highest standard of skill. Four chapters in this non-fiction book explain not only recorded history of specific samurai (e.g., Kusunoki Masashige) but also details of their lifestyle and philosophy. A sidebar explaining seppuku, a form of warrior suicide, is included. Samurai believed that splitting open their own stomach in the ultimate sacrifice released the spirit within them. During the time when warriors trained on horseback, noblemen began to replace the typical peasant warrior. The sons of wealthy landowners trained in martial arts and served the emperor for the acquisition of more land. The transformation of the samurai from fierce warrior to poet, actor, and government official began in the 1600s when peace came to the land. Important dates and battles are illustrated in a timeline from 702 until 1877, when the last samurai died. Two pages present “Stop and Think” questions, activities, and research options as an excellent resource for students and teachers alike. A glossary of terms and a list of suggested resources for continued research are included at the end of the book. This is part of the “Core Library” collection. Reviewer: Krisan Murphy AGERANGE: Ages 9 to 11.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617837272
Publisher:
ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Series:
ABDO Great Warriors Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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