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Naruto Chapter Book, Volume 15: Speed
     

Naruto Chapter Book, Volume 15: Speed

by Masashi Kishimoto
 
Meet Naruto, he's a class-clown, a lazy bum, a total prankster, and could just possibly be the world's most powerful Ninja!

L to R (Western Style).

Meet Naruto, he's a class-clown, a lazy bum, a total prankster, and could just possibly be the world's most powerful Ninja! Naruto is a ninja-in-training with a need for attention, a knack for mischief and, sealed

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Meet Naruto, he's a class-clown, a lazy bum, a total prankster, and could just possibly be the world's most powerful Ninja!

L to R (Western Style).

Meet Naruto, he's a class-clown, a lazy bum, a total prankster, and could just possibly be the world's most powerful Ninja! Naruto is a ninja-in-training with a need for attention, a knack for mischief and, sealed within him, a strange, formidable power. His antics amuse his instructor Kakashi and irritate his teammates, intense Sasuke and witty Sakura, but Naruto is serious about becoming the greatest ninja in the village of Konohagakure!

Naruto is trying harder than ever to pass all his exams and get to the next level of ninja training. But a powerful and mysterious new young ninja might throw all his plans out of whack. Who is Gaara and why does he make everyone so nervous?

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—Viz has created simplified text versions of this popular series. In the continuing story, Squad Seven must locate both heaven and earth scrolls and bring them to a tower in the middle of the forest. The action shifts to the adventures of Squad Eight. While hiding in the brush, they witness a battle between the ninja teams from the Rain Village and the Sand Village. This contest continues for seven chapters. Readers finally meet up with Squad Seven's Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke in the final three chapters. Chapter 10 ends with a cliff-hanger, leaving unanswered questions regarding the final outcome. The slim offering begins with a plot synopsis and a location map. Written for early readers, the story consists of dialogue with simple descriptions. Use of large-size font, boldface, and alternative font types add interest and emphasis to the text. However, some of the words, such as "hazardous terrain," "surveillance," and "doppelganger," seem incongruous for the intended audience. Japanese words such as chakra and byakugan are defined within the story. The book is an unusual hybrid of paragraphs of text and illustrated panel art that varies in size from small inserts to full spreads. Images such as the Rain of Needles panels convey the story more effectively than words. Fans of Naruto may prefer to stick with the original manga format.—Barbara M. Moon, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421530451
Publisher:
VIZ Media
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Series:
Naruto Chapterbook Series , #15
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
894,237
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Author/artist Masashi Kishimoto was born in 1974 in rural Okayama Prefecture, Japan. After spending time in art college, he won the Hop Step Award for new manga artists with his manga Karakuri ("Mechanism"). Kishimoto decided to base his next story on traditional Japanese culture. His first version of Naruto, drawn in 1997, was a one-shot story about fox spirits; his final version, which debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, quickly became the most popular ninja manga in Japan.

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