How to Be a Samurai Warrior

by Fiona Macdonald

National Geographic Society | June 1, 2005 | Hardcover

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Can you handle a horse? Are you skillful with a bow? Are you brave in the face of danger? Will you wear this smelly, lice-infested armor with dignity? Have you truly earned the respect and honor shown to the samurai? Are you of honorable lineage? Will you show absolute loyalty to your lord? Do you understand that dishonor will bring death—by that same sword that you must sleep beside every night of your life? Are you ready to rise in rank?

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 7.87 × 11.02 × 0 in

Published: June 1, 2005

Publisher: National Geographic Society

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0792236181

ISBN - 13: 9780792236184

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 12

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How to Be a Samurai Warrior

How to Be a Samurai Warrior

by Fiona Macdonald

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 7.87 × 11.02 × 0 in

Published: June 1, 2005

Publisher: National Geographic Society

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0792236181

ISBN - 13: 9780792236184

About the Book

SAMURAI NEEDED

How would you like to join a fearsome fighting force and serve as a samurai?

Your main duties will include:

• leaving your home to fight if your daimyo summons you

• following "the way of the warrior" (rules of samurai behavior)

• studying ancient wisdom, writing poetry, and admiring art

Apply in writing to your local daimyo or to the shogun's court.

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Can you handle a horse? Are you skillful with a bow? Are you brave in the face of danger? Will you wear this smelly, lice-infested armor with dignity? Have you truly earned the respect and honor shown to the samurai? Are you of honorable lineage? Will you show absolute loyalty to your lord? Do you understand that dishonor will bring death—by that same sword that you must sleep beside every night of your life? Are you ready to rise in rank?

About the Author

Fiona Macdonald studied history at Cambridge University and at the University of East Anglia. She has taught in schools and adult education, and is the author of numerous books for children on historical topics, including Ancient Rome.

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"High-interest topics brought to life through readable texts." -School Library Journal

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 12

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