Samurai by Ian Beck
  

Samurai

Written by Ian Beck

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Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. This is a beautifully written retelling of a traditional Japanese myth, brought vividly to life by some stunning graphic novel-style illustrations by the award-winning Ian Beck. This series - Reloaded - from Barrington Stoke introduces the reader to new lands and cultures, in essence myths and legends for a new generation, and every title has a stylish, modern jacket and stunning graphic novel-style illustrations. It really is an excellent series for the reluctant, struggling or dyslexic reader.

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Synopsis

Samurai by Ian Beck

Following his desertion of his fellow warriors on the battlefield, a lone Samurai and his faithful dog Cho journey together. When he stops at a village, he finds that its inhabitants are plagued by an evil demon. Will the Samurai be able to defeat the demon and redeem himself in the eyes of the gods?

About the Author

Ian Beck

Ian Beck was born in Hove on the Sussex coast in 1947. At the age of thirteen, after seeing an exhibition of drawings for the Radio Times, he was fired with enthusiasm about illustration and began attending Saturday painting classes at the nearby Brighton College of Art.

Ian has worked in many fields of illustration. He's been involved in the record industry, and painted the cover of one of the most popular records of all time: Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'. One of Ian's titles, Lost in Snow, was made into an animated film for TV and his books have now sold a million copies worldwide.

Q & A with Ian Beck

1. When did you first start to write stories or draw?

2. In general, where do your ideas come from?

3. What made you write this book?

4. What have you enjoyed most about working on this book?

5. What is your earliest memory?


6. What did you enjoy most at school?

7. Of all the places you have lived, where have you felt most at home and why?

8. Is there a particular holiday destination that you have visited that you would love to return to?

9. Is there anything you’d like to tell us about your pets, past or present?

10. What would you say is your greatest talent?

11. What new skill – it can be anything at all – would you love to learn?

12. What is the most unusual job you have done?

13. What is your most treasured possession?

14. Is there a particular book, author, or film that had a great impact on you in your childhood?

15. What are your hobbies?

Listening to film music and going to the cinema as often as possible.

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Format

Paperback
64 pages

Author

Ian Beck
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Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

9th June 2010

ISBN

9781781122204

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