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Author Turner, Pamela S.

Title Samurai rising : the epic life of Minamoto Yoshitsune / Pamela S. Turner ; illustrations by Gareth Hinds.

Publication Info. Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2016]
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Description xiii, 236 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps ; 23 cm
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.
Summary "This epic tale of warriors and bravery, rebellion and revenge, reads like a novel, but this 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 familyand lost. His father was killed, his mother captured, and his brothers sent away. Yoshitsune was raised in his enemys household until he was sent away 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 Yoshitsunes place in history and his story is still being told centuries later."--
Note Includes index.
Subject Minamoto, Yoshitsune, 1159-1189.
Generals -- Japan -- Biography.
Samurai -- Japan -- Biography.
Japan -- History -- Heian period, 794-1185.
Added Author Hind, Gareth, illustrator.
ISBN 9781580895842
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