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Young Reading Series 3 History

  • Tells the story of the Samurai and how they shaped Japan’s history and culture with their training methods, battles and belief in death before dishonour.
  • Includes timelines and Internet links to recommended websites.
  • Vividly illustrated by Jason Eagle.
  • Young Reading Series Three are for confident readers who still need to gain the stamina needed for standard length books.
  • Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton and a history consultant.


Key Stage: KS2 E/H; Age 7+

Lexile Measure: 1010L

Book Band: 15 - Magenta

CEFR Level: C1

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9780746084144
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Louie Stowell

Illustrator: Jason Eagle

Reader Reviews

Inspiring book
I just read this book on Samurai that I found in the library on a whim. I wanted to pass on the feedback to the author, Louie Stowell, that I found it captivating, and I admire how succinct it is while still preserving the meaning of the text. And to the illustrator, Jason Engle, a fiercely inspiring job well done.

Xin, 21st March 2014


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