You Wouldn't Want to Be a Samurai!: A Deadly Career You'd Rather Not Pursue

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Samurai!: A Deadly Career You'd Rather Not Pursue

by Fiona Macdonald, David Antram

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Children's Literature - Jody Little
This informational picture book explores the world of the ancient Japanese samurai warrior. Readers will get a glimpse of Japanese society during the age of the samurai. They will learn about the samurai's rigorous training, their comrades, their awkward armor, and their uniquely crafted swords. Readers also learn about the necessary self-discipline of the samurai warrior, specifically the Bushido Demands of honestly, bravery, skill, loyalty, and obedience. Written as a series of questions to the reader, this book allows youngsters to immerse themselves in the samurai world. Handy hints on each page are often amusing such as sleeping with your sword and using your samurai helmet as a cooking pot. The illustrations are numerous and appealing and often include cartoon bubbles. As one book in a large series exploring historical events, people, and places, this book offers concise, basic historical facts for third through fifth grade students. A table of contents, a glossary and an index are included. Reviewer: Jody Little

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Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
You Wouldn't Want to Series
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Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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