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The Resource Samurai rising : the epic life of Minamoto Yoshitsune, Pamela S. Turner ; illustrated by Gareth Hinds

Samurai rising : the epic life of Minamoto Yoshitsune, Pamela S. Turner ; illustrated by Gareth Hinds

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Samurai rising : the epic life of Minamoto Yoshitsune
Title
Samurai rising
Title remainder
the epic life of Minamoto Yoshitsune
Statement of responsibility
Pamela S. Turner ; illustrated by Gareth Hinds
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Child exile. Teenage runaway. Military genius. Immortal hero. Yoshitsune had little going for him. Exiled to a monastery, he had no money, no allies, and no martial training. He wasn't big or strong or good-looking. His only assets were brains, ambition, and a dream. But childhood dreams can change history. At the age of fifteen, Yoshitsune escaped. Blow by painful blow, he learned the art of the sword. Fall after bruising fall, he mastered mounted archery. He joined his half brother Yoritomo in an uprising against the most powerful samurai in Japan. This is the story of insane courage and daring feats, bitter rivalry and fatal love. Based on one of the great works of Japanese history and literature, Samurai Rising takes a clear-eyed, very modern look at the way of the samurai and at the man who became the most famous samurai of all. - Author website
  • Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legend in this real-life saga. This epic tale of warriors and bravery, rebellion and revenge, reads like a novel, but is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history. When Yoshitsune was just a baby, his father went to war with a rival samurai family and lost. His father was killed, his mother captured, and his brothers sent away. Yoshitsune was raised in his enemy's household until he was sent to live in a monastery. He grew up skinny and small. Not the warrior type. But he did inherit his family pride and when the time came for the Minamoto to rise up against their enemy once again, Yoshitsune was there. His daring feats -- such as storming a fortress by riding on horseback down the side of a cliff -- and his glorious victory at sea, secured Yoshitsune's place in history and his story is still being told centuries later. - Publisher
  • When Yoshitsune was just a baby, his father went to war with a rival samurai family -- and lost. His father was killed, his mother captured, and his surviving half-brother banished. Yoshitsune was sent away to live in a monastery. Skinny, small, and unskilled in the warrior arts, he nevertheless escaped and learned the ways of the samurai. When the time came for the Minamoto clan to rise up against their enemies, Yoshitsune answered the call. His daring feats and impossible bravery earned him immortality
Awards note
2017 YALSA Nonfiction Award Finalist.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turner, Pamela S
Dewey number
  • 952/.01092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS856.72.M56
LC item number
T87 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
  • 7.4.
  • 7.2.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hinds, Gareth
Study program name
  • Reading Counts!
  • Accelerated Reader
  • A/R 7.2 upper grades 6.0 points.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minamoto, Yoshitsune
  • Minamoto, Yoshitsune
  • Minamoto, Yoshitsune
  • Minamoto, Yoshitsune
  • Generals
  • Samurai
  • Japan
  • Generals
  • Samurai
  • Japan
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • Generals
  • Samurai
  • Japan
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Samurai rising : the epic life of Minamoto Yoshitsune, Pamela S. Turner ; illustrated by Gareth Hinds
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-231) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disaster in Kyoto: Kyoto, 1160 CE -- Headless ghosts: Kurama, 1160-1174 CE -- Samurai boot camp: Hiraizumi, 1174-1180 CE -- Brothers-in-arms: Kamakura, 1180-1184 CE -- Perilous river: Kyoto, 1184 CE -- Midnight strike: Ichi-no-Tani, 1184 CE -- Hooves like hailstones: Ichi-no-Tani, 1184 CE -- Into the storm: Kyoto, Shikoku, and Yashima, 1184-1185 CE -- The dropped bow: Yashima, 1185 CE -- The drowned sword: Dan-no-Ura, 1185 CE -- Assassins in the dark: Dan-no-Ura, Kyoto, and Koshigoe, 1185 CE -- Shizuka's song: Kyoto, Kamakura, and the Yoshino Mountains, 1185-1186 CE -- The fugitive: locations unknown, 1185-1187 CE -- Feast of arrows: Hiraizumi, 1187-1189 CE -- Epilogue: the Samurai weeps
Control code
ocn908698781
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9781580895842
Lccn
2014049179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)908698781
Label
Samurai rising : the epic life of Minamoto Yoshitsune, Pamela S. Turner ; illustrated by Gareth Hinds
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disaster in Kyoto: Kyoto, 1160 CE -- Headless ghosts: Kurama, 1160-1174 CE -- Samurai boot camp: Hiraizumi, 1174-1180 CE -- Brothers-in-arms: Kamakura, 1180-1184 CE -- Perilous river: Kyoto, 1184 CE -- Midnight strike: Ichi-no-Tani, 1184 CE -- Hooves like hailstones: Ichi-no-Tani, 1184 CE -- Into the storm: Kyoto, Shikoku, and Yashima, 1184-1185 CE -- The dropped bow: Yashima, 1185 CE -- The drowned sword: Dan-no-Ura, 1185 CE -- Assassins in the dark: Dan-no-Ura, Kyoto, and Koshigoe, 1185 CE -- Shizuka's song: Kyoto, Kamakura, and the Yoshino Mountains, 1185-1186 CE -- The fugitive: locations unknown, 1185-1187 CE -- Feast of arrows: Hiraizumi, 1187-1189 CE -- Epilogue: the Samurai weeps
Control code
ocn908698781
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9781580895842
Lccn
2014049179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)908698781

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