Sword of the Samurai by Eric A. Kimmel
Adventure Stories from Japan

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A samurai who cannot get work because of his reputation for being the bearer of bad luck agrees, in spite of his misgivings, to defend a kingdom from a terrible dragon. . . . A lazy young man, rejected by his family and desperate to restore his good name by learning the skills of a samurai, becomes the servant of a wise teacher who doesn’t speak to him for three years. . . . A brave girl goes against tradition, learns the ways of the samurai, and becomes famous for her courage and ferocity in battle. . . . In vivid stories packed with action and humor, Eric A. Kimmel brings to life the fiercely honorable “knights of old Japan.”
 

About Eric A. Kimmel

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Eric Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lafayette College. He also has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois. He was an elementary school teacher and college professor before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty titles, many of which have won state and national awards. His titles "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" won the Caldecott Honor Medal, "The Chanukkah Guest" and "Gershon's Monster" won the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" won the Utah Children's Choice Award. Kimmel travels nationally and internationally visiting schools and talking about his books and telling stories.
 
Published April 26, 1999 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 128 pages
Genres: Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Kimmel's (Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins) finely honed collection of 11 samurai stories skillfully introduces the knights who reigned in Japan for more than 1200 years, and demonstrates their enduri

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The heroine, Rimonah (the name means ``pomegranate''), has skin as dark as a pomegranate, eyes bright as pomegranate seeds and a voice sweet as pomegranate juice.

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Kimmel's (Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins) finely honed collection of 11 samurai stories skillfully introduces the knights who reigned in Japan for more than 1200 years, and demonstrates their enduring legacy.

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