Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune

by Turner, Pamela S (Author), Hinds, Gareth (Illustrator)

ISBN: 9781580895842

This epic tale of warriors and bravery, rebellion and revenge, reads like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history--

Age Range: From 13 to 17

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, February 2016

Product Dimensions: 9.1 L × 6.1 W × 1.2 H

Publisher Marketing: Publisher Marketing: Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legend in this real-life saga.

This epic warrior tale reads like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history.

When Yoshitsune was just a baby, his father went to war with a rival samurai family and lost. His father was killed, his mother captured, and his surviving half-brother banished. Yoshitsune was sent away to live in a monastery. Skinny, small, and unskilled in the warrior arts, he nevertheless escaped and learned the ways of the samurai. When the time came for the Minamoto clan to rise up against their enemies, Yoshitsune answered the call. His daring feats and impossible bravery earned him immortality.

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