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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.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published on March 13, 2018 by Charlesbridge
ISBN-10: 1580895859
ISBN-13: 9781580895859
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  • Samurai RisingWednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:22 am
    The title of this biography is,"Samurai Rising." Also the author is Pamela S. Turner, the genre is non fiction. Illustrator is Gareth Hinds. The number of pages is 163, the rest are notes and acknowledgements. Additionally, this book is about a samurai named Minamoto Yoshitsune. Yoshitsune was raised in an monastery. He went through many wars including Uji River. Yoshitsune made friends along the way. The lesson that Yoshitsune learned is to be fearless and brave because he has done many thing the probably no one else would do including when he went through a military check point while being on of the most wanted man in kyoto. Also he jumped off a medium sized cliff onto a curved bamboo without injury. I would recemend this book to people who like action and adventure but if you don't like violence then you shouldn't read this book.

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