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Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune (Paperback)
"Action-packed and often brutal, this riveting story of violence, revenge, and history offers a gripping look at Japan's greatest samurai in dramatic graphic novel form."
A samurai fights for honor and survival in a real-life Game of Thrones.
Stirring narrative nonfiction recounts the rise of Minamoto Yoshitsune from seemingly doomed infant to immortal warrior-hero (and one of the most famous samurai in Japanese history). Acclaimed author Pamela S. Turner delivers all the drama, romance, and tragedy of the original story--with delightfully dry wit and a healthy dose of modern perspective. Gorgeous ink paintings by celebrated graphic-novelist Gareth Hinds complete this irresistible package.
About the Author
PAMELA S. TURNER is the author of Life on Earth—and Beyond, The Dolphins of Shark Bay (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and the Orbis Pictus Honor Book The Frog Scientist (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Pamela lives in Oakland, California.
Gareth Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including Beowulf (Candlewick), which Publisher’s Weekly called a “mixed-media gem”, King Lear (Candlewick), which Booklist named one of the top 10 graphic novels for teens, The Merchant of Venice (Candlewick), which Kirkus Reviews called “the standard that all others will strive to meet” for Shakespeare adaptation, The Odyssey (Candlewick), which garnered four starred reviews and a spot on ten "best of 2010" lists, Romeo and Juliet (Candlewick), which Kirkus Reviews called "spellbinding", and Macbeth (Candlewick), which the New York Times called "stellar" and "a remarkably faithful rendering".