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Binding: Paperback EAN: 9780823418770 ISBN: 0823418774 Label: Holiday House Manufacturer: Holiday House Number Of Items: 1 Number Of Pages: 32 Publication Date: 2004-09-30 Publisher: Holiday House Reading Level: Ages 4-8 Studio: Holiday House
In this energetic story set in medieval Japan, a nasty rat has invaded the castle of a canine lord, and it will take a trio of fighting samurai cats before he's defeated. Humourous, finely detailed pen-an-ink illustrations bring this timeless tale to life.
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Customer Rating: Summary: Five Stars! Comment: I loved the story of Three Samurai Cats but bought it because it is illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein. Gerstein's Mountains of Tibet is my favorite but I totally enjoyed this book written by Eric Kimmel. I even brought it to work, e-mailed my co-workers, and everyone took turns reading it. We had our own rat problem at the time. It lightened the discussion of rats! Customer Rating: Summary: Wonderful book! Comment: This is truly a great story, and the illustrations are wonderful as well. It teaches kids a valuable lesson. Customer Rating: Summary: One of our favorite childrens' books Comment: We have read many, many childrens' books with our three children and this remains one of our favorites. It's exotic and funny, fun for girls and boys and has a nice lesson. Customer Rating: Summary: One Wise Cat Comment: "There was once a daimyo, a powerful lord, whose castle was occupied by a savage rat," begins Three Samurai Cats. The daimyo seeks help from a distant shrine that is famous for its fighting cats who are tough, skilled fighters. Eric Kimmel's adaptation of a Zen story is a strange and entertaining tale where the wisest cat allows his enemy to defeat himself. Karen Woodworth-Roman, Librarian Customer Rating: Summary: Will utterly fascinate and thoroughly delight young readers Comment: Three Samurai Cats: A Story From Japan is a folktale from Japan retold for young readers by Eric A. Kimmel and impressively illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein. After a rat takes over his castle, a canine lord knows that he needs the help of a samurai cat. The first one arrives, draws his sword, charges the rat -- and is soundly defeated. The next samurai cat arrives in full armor -- but is also defeated. Then an old, toothless, ragged-tailed cat limps to the castle -- but how can such a one succeed where other younger, stronger, sword wielding samurai felines have failed? Three Samurai Cats is a elegantly wonderful picture book story that will utterly fascinate and thoroughly delight young readers.