Samurai Kids 2: Owl Ninja

Title

Samurai Kids 2: Owl Ninja

Authors

Sandy Fussell

Illustrator

Rhian Nest James

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780763654511

Pages

248 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Sensei Ki-yaga leads Niya and the other students of the Cockroach Ryu on a journey to beg the feudal Emperor to stop war from breaking out between the mountain ryus, putting to the test the firm friendship and unusual skills of these physically-disabled samurai-in-training.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

600L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disability; Physical appearance; blind; missing limb; amputation; albinism; polydactyly

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Japanese)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Middle Grade

Keywords

Samurai; Japan; school; Kings, Queens, Rulers; War; superstitions; magic

Diversity Impact

direct

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