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Tells the story of the Samurai and how they shaped Japan’s history and culture with their training methods, battles and belief in death before dishonour. Includes timelines and Internet links to recommended websites. Vividly illustrated by Jason Eagle. Young Reading Series Three are for confident readers who still need to gain the stamina needed for standard length books. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton and a history consultant.

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Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746084144
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Louie Stowell
Jason Eagle

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“Inspiring book”
I just read this book on Samurai that I found in the library on a whim. I wanted to pass on the feedback to the author, Louie Stowell, that I found it captivating, and I admire how succinct it is while still preserving the meaning of the text. And to the illustrator, Jason Engle, a fiercely inspiring job well done.


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