How to be a Samurai by Fiona MacDonald


How to be a Samurai by Fiona MacDonald

The book is packed with facts and investigates all aspects of your life as a Samurai - including training, weaponry and armour, and life on campaign - showing how you will learn to serve your shogun and follow the code of the warrior. The book features illustrations of contemporary characters and artefacts to elucidate the text. Informative captions, a quiz, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal educational text. It: fits into the guidelines for the National Literacy Strategy at Key Stage 2, promoting literacy in primary school classrooms; and helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-1, promoting 'positive attitudes to learning', 'knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the world' and 'skills in literacy'.

About the Author

Fiona Macdonald studied history at Cambridge University and at the University of East Anglia. She has taught in schools and colleges and has written numerous books for children.

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32 pages
Interest Age: 6+


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Publication date

1st November 2005



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