The Way of the Warrior

Author: Andrew Matthews Publication: Dutton Children’s Books, 2008 Pages: 192 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary:  Jimmu’s father is a 16th century Japanese nobleman.  A rival lord, Choju Ankan, falsely accuses him of plotting to overthrow […]

Sisters of the Sword

  Author: Maya Snow Publication: Harper Collins, 2008 Pages: 288 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 9-12 Brief Summary:  Kimi and her younger sister Hana are the daughters of a high ranking nobleman in 13th century Japan.  Their lives […]

Samurai Girl: The Book of the Sword

Author: Carrie Asai Publication: Simon Pulse, 2003 Pages: 224 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action:   Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: When Heaven Kogo was a baby she survived a fiery plane crash that killed her parents and was adopted by […]

Young Samuari: The Way of the Warrior

Author: Chris Bradford Publication: Hyperion Books, 2009 Pages: 368 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 9-12 Brief Summary: Jack Fletcher is traveling with his father, a pilot (navigator) on a British merchant ship, in the early 1600’s.  A typhoon […]