What did it mean to be a samurai in ancient Japan, and what did it take to become one? Kids will learn the answers to these and many more intriguing questions in this highly appealing new book. Bound by ironclad tradition, the samurai lived their lives with courage, loyalty, patience, humility and, above all, honor. In fact, if a samurai was ever dishonored, he felt compelled to commit ritual suicide.
Other fascinating details include where the samurai lived, the weapons they used, and how they were compensated for their work.
History is exciting and memorable in this creative nonfiction series that ''preps'' children for some of the most fascinating occupations throughout time. Each book features an original format that allows kids to identify with the given profession. Detailed illustrations bring the action to life. And engaging text challenges students to learn as much as they can as they prepare for a ''job interview'' at the end of the book. All of the topics selected complement social studies curriculum in grades 3 to 6.
"We have come to expect good factual information coupled with lots of illustrations from National Geographic and these books deliver." Recommended Review, Library Media Connection
"The folks at National Geographic have created another winning series for young readers." Social Studies for Kids
"High-interest topics brought to life through readable texts." School Library Journal
"How to Be a Samurai Warrior includes excellent historical detail and context on the samurai struggle amid the daimyo and shogun wars, as well as the role of women and religion in Japanese society."Social Studies for Kids.com