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Title:
Ninjas and samurai : a nonfiction companion to Magic tree house #5 : Night of the ninjas
Author:
Osborne, Mary Pope, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2014]
Physical Description:
123 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Summary:
"What did it mean to be a ninja or a samurai? Did they really have special abilities? What was life like for them in ancient Japan? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts behind some of history's most intriguing and secretive figures"--Amazon.com.
General Note:
"A Stepping Stone Book."
Language:
English
Contents:
Ninjas and samurai in ancient Japan -- The life of a samurai -- Weapons -- Armor and battles -- The shadow warriors -- The art of being sneaky -- Ninja fighting -- The end of ninjas and samurai.
Reading Level:
830 Lexile.
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780385386326

9780385386333
Format :
Book

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Track the facts with Jack and Annie!
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When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #5- Night of the Ninjas, they had lots of questions. What did it mean to be a ninja or a samurai? Did they really have special abilities? What was life like for them in ancient Japan? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts behind some of history's most intriguing and secretive figures. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.


Author Notes

Mary Pope Osborne was born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma on May 20, 1949. She grew up in a military family, and by the time she was 15 she had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida, and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in religion. After graduation, she traveled around Europe and Asia. Before becoming an author, she worked as a window dresser, a medical assistant, a Russian travel consultant, a waitress, an acting teacher, a bartender, and an assistant editor for a children's magazine.

Her first book, Run, Run as Fast as You Can, was published in 1982. She is the author of the Magic Tree House series and the Merlin Missions series. Her husband, actor Will Osborne, helps her write the nonfiction companion series, Magic Tree House Research Guides. Her other books include The Deadly Power of Medusa, Jason and the Argonauts, Haunted Waters, and Moonhorse.

(Bowker Author Biography)