Samurai Rising by Pamela S. Turner
The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune

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The cast of characters listed becomes a handy guide in keeping up with the Minamotos and Tairas. A well-researched narrative told with true grit.
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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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About Pamela S. Turner

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Pamela S. Turner has a master's degree in
 
Published February 2, 2016 by Charlesbridge. 254 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Children's Books. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Nov 03 2015

The cast of characters listed becomes a handy guide in keeping up with the Minamotos and Tairas. A well-researched narrative told with true grit.

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Reviewed by Sarah Miller on May 05 2016

If her stirring portrait is of a ghostly shadow, the living, breathing Yoshitsune must have been truly dazzling.

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