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The Japanese Ninja Surprise

Author : Sara Pennypacker
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This third installment in the Worldwide Adventures series takes Flat Stanley all the way to Japan when he decides to airmail himself to Japan to visit his idol, ninja movie star Oda Nobu and soon becomes his hero's personal ninja bodyguard!

Flat Stanley s Worldwide Adventures 3 The Japanese Ninja Surprise

Author : Jeff Brown
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There’s no place on Earth a flat kid can’t go! Join Stanley on his third exciting adventure in the renowned Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures series! Stanley and his brother, Arthur, are such huge fans of the movie star ninja Oda Nobu that they decide to send him something even better than fan mail—Stanley himself! Soon enough, Flat Stanley is in Japan, seeing the country with his idol. But when trouble surprises them, it will take a real hero to save the day. Don’t miss all of Flat Stanley’s worldwide adventures in this chapter book series!

Flat Stanley s Worldwide Adventures 4 Book Collection

Author : Jeff Brown
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With this collection of the first four novels in Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures, readers will soar through unforgettable adventure, witness friendship at its best, and learn tons of fun facts about the place Stanley visits! And for parents and teachers, each Flat Stanley book is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, including multicultural adventure, plot and character development story elements, and compare and contrast. Includes: #1: The Mount Rushmore Calamity: The whole Lambchop family is off to see Mount Rushmore. But when Flat Stanley and his brother, Arthur, team up with a scrappy cowgirl named Calamity Jasper, their vacation turns into the Wild West experience of a lifetime. #2: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery: Ever since Stanley was flattened by a bulletin board, there are places he can get to that no one else can. So when Stanley receives a letter from an archaeologist, he travels by airmail to Egypt to help find an ancient treasure deep in the heart of a great pyramid. But what if even the flattest boy on earth can't wriggle out of this dark tomb—and the terrible mess he finds himself in? #3: The Japanese Ninja Surprise: Stanley and his brother, Arthur, are such huge fans of the movie star ninja Oda Nobu that they decide to send him something even better than fan mail—Stanley himself! But when trouble surprises them, it will take a real hero to save the day. #4: The Intrepid Canadian Expedition: Stanley Lambchop and his family are in British Columbia, Canada, for some skiing and winter fun. But when Stanley and his new friend Nick go snowboarding—with Stanley as the snowboard, of course—they take a midair tumble just as the wind picks up . . . and find themselves floating in an amazing Canadian cross-country journey that might just be Stanley's wildest adventure yet!

The Early Reader in Children s Literature and Culture

Author : Jennifer Miskec
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This is the first volume to consider the popular literary category of Early Readers – books written and designed for children who are just beginning to read independently. It argues that Early Readers deserve more scholarly attention and careful thought because they are, for many younger readers, their first opportunity to engage with a work of literature on their own, to feel a sense of mastery over a text, and to experience pleasure from the act of reading independently. Using interdisciplinary approaches that draw upon and synthesize research being done in education, child psychology, sociology, cultural studies, and children’s literature, the volume visits Early Readers from a variety of angles: as teaching tools; as cultural artifacts that shape cultural and individual subjectivity; as mass produced products sold to a niche market of parents, educators, and young children; and as aesthetic objects, works of literature and art with specific conventions. Examining the reasons such books are so popular with young readers, as well as the reasons that some adults challenge and censor them, the volume considers the ways Early Readers contribute to the construction of younger children as readers, thinkers, consumers, and as gendered, raced, classed subjects. It also addresses children’s texts that have been translated and sold around the globe, examining them as part of an increasingly transnational children’s media culture that may add to or supplant regional, ethnic, and national children’s literatures and cultures. While this collection focuses mostly on books written in English and often aimed at children living in the US, it is important to acknowledge that these Early Readers are a major US cultural export, influencing the reading habits and development of children across the globe.

Flat Stanley s Worldwide Adventures Collection

Author : Jeff Brown
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With this collection of all twelve novels in Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures, readers will soar through unforgettable adventure, witness friendship at its best, and learn tons of fun facts about the place Stanley visits! And for parents and teachers, each Flat Stanley book is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, including multicultural adventure, plot and character development story elements, and compare and contrast. Includes: #1: The Mount Rushmore Calamity #2: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery #3: The Japanese Ninja Surprise #4: The Intrepid Canadian Expedition #5: The Amazing Mexican Secret #6: The African Safari Discovery #7: The Flying Chinese Wonders #8: The Australian Boomerang Bonanza #9: The US Capital Commotion #10: Showdown at the Alamo #11: Framed in France #12: Escape to California

Travel the Globe

Author : Desiree Webber
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This book assists the busy professional with ready-to-use materials to present entertaining, educational, and age-appropriate programs that introduce young learners to countries and cultures around the world.

The Epic Canadian Expedition

Author : Alice Hill
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Flat Stanley goes north! Stanley Lambchop and his family are in British Columbia, Canada, for some skiing and winter fun. But when Stanley and his new friend Nick go snowboarding – with Stanley as the snowboard, of course – they take a midair tumble just as the wind picks up . . . and find themselves floating in an amazing Canadian cross-country journey that might just be Stanley's wildest adventure yet! Published in the USA as Flat Stanley: The Intrepid Canadian Expedition

Stanley and the Magic Lamp

Author : Jeff Brown
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Join everybody’s favourite flat boy for another magical adventure – It’s Jeff Brown’s Flat Stanley. Stanley and the Magic Lamp Stanley finds a real genie inside his mother's teapot. Now the Lampchops can wish for anything in the world: fame, a magical pet, superpowers . . . Being famous is exhausting! Soon everyone longs for life to get back to normal. But can Stanley reverse the wishes? Jeff Brown’s world-famous character Flat Stanley continues to charm half a century after he first found his way into print.

Stanley s Christmas Adventure

Author : Jeff Brown
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Join everybody’s favourite flat boy for another magical adventure – It’s Jeff Brown’s Flat Stanley. Stanley’s Christmas Adventure Santa Claus is fed up. No one appreciates Christmas any more, so why should he deliver any presents? Santa's daughter, Sarah Christmas, asks the Lambchops for help. They have to find a way to save Christmas - and if anyone can, it's Stanley! Jeff Brown’s world-famous character Flat Stanley continues to charm half a century after he first found his way into print.

Going Ninja

Author : Samuel Kaplan
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BEING NINJA. DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? Not by yourself, that’s for sure. But the brutal, six-week program in Going Ninja will make it happen. Transforming you from a slow-refl exed nobody into a ripped, shuriken-hurling assassin. What is the best way to sever a head with a chopstick? How much personal blood loss is too much? This book shows the way to turn your boring life into a never-ending, sake-filled victory celebration: •Learn to dismember anyone •Wield a ninja sword with confidence •Bone up on the rich history of American ninjas •Tone your arms, neck, jaw and glutes •Get laid every night, in Japanese •Pump up the awesome

Flat Stanley

Author : Jeff Brown
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The magical and brilliantly funny adventures of Flat Stanley brought to life by bestselling illustrator Rob Biddulph in this new picture book edition. Amazing things always happen to Stanley! Stanley was just an ordinary boy, until a pin board fell on top of him ... Now he's flat as a pancake! Sometimes being flat can be lots of fun - he can even fly like a kite! But it's not all fun and games ... The sneak thieves are in the town and plotting to steal the world's most expensive painting! Can Flat Stanley save the day? Jeff Brown's world-famous character continues to charm over 50 years on from publication. With shortened adapted text, this 32 page picture book is great for sharing with children aged 3 years and up and will introduce Stanley's adventures to a whole new generation of children. Rob Biddulph's bold and graphic illustrations reimagine the characters and their world in a fresh and engaging new way - perfect for fans new and old.

Ninja

Author : Kacem Zoughari, Ph.D.
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Ninjutsu is the most renowned and misunderstood of all martial arts. The long history of ninjutstu is often murky; surrounded by mystery and legend. Here, for the first time, is an in-depth, factual look at the entire art of ninjutsu, including emergence of the ninja warriors and philosophy in feudal Japan; detailed historical events; its context in the development of other schools of martial arts; and the philosophies and exercises of the school today. Based on more than ten years of study and translation of authentic Japanese texts, including many that have never before been translated, this is the most comprehensive and accurate study on the art of ninjutsu ever written outside of Japan. This ninja book includes studies of ninjutsu history, philosophy, wisdom, and presents a wide range of information from authors, historians, chronicles and scrolls in order to foster a deep understanding of this "shadowy" art. For those who train in ninjutsu, for other martial art practitioners, for historians, and for anyone with an interest in Japanese feudal history or Japanese martial arts, The Ninja: Ancient Shadow Warriors of Japan shines a light on this enigmatic subject.

The Book of Ninja

Author : Anthony Cummins
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The Book of Ninja, the ultimate ninjutsu manual, was penned in 1676 by a ninja known as Fujibayashi. Born in the post-civil war era of Japan, Fujibayashi collected and combined information from the ninja clans of Iga - regarded to be the homeland of the ninja - and compiled it into an authoritative book. Known as The Bansenhukai, this book has now been translated into English by the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team. It is widely considered to be the 'bible' of 'ninjutsu', the arts of the ninja. The Book of Ninja begins with an in-depth introduction to the history of Fujibayashi's scripture. Then the teachings themselves, appealingly rendered in this translation, take us into the secrets of guerilla warfare and espionage. We learn how to become the ultimate spy, whether through a network of spies or by hiding in plain sight. Through the stealth and concealment tactics of night-time infiltration and through weapon and tool building skills, as well as mission planning, we can learn much both about warfare and about adopting the right mindset for tackling our own inner and outer enemies. Adding to the mix for the spycraft lover, there are sections on capturing criminals, performing night raids, making secret codes and signs, and even techniques for predicting the weather and using an esoteric Buddhist system of divination. An exciting and engaging tome of lost knowledge, The Book of the Ninja is the final say in the world of the ninja and the ultimate classic for samurai and ninja enthusiasts alike.

Tokyo Surprise

Author : Alex Ko
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Josh and Jessica are in trouble with a capital T! One minute they're going to boring tea ceremonies with their Japanese gran; the next they're being chased through the streets of Tokyo by a gang of thugs. And all because they tried to rescue a kidnapped pop star. Could their holiday throw up any more surprises? How about a squad of ninja spies dropping from the sky? But Josh and Jessica are in for an even bigger shock when the ninja leader is unmasked... "A book full of adventure, with lots of twists and turns...keeps you turning the pages to see what happens next...suitable for girls and boys who like action books." - Bookbabblers

Champion Takedown

Author : Alex Ko
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Adventure fiction. She's high-kicking, power-punching, back-flipping, quick as a cat, silent as a shadow. And a pensioner? Josh and Jessica are thrilled to be in Japan for the Olympics, but disaster hits the Games when the Japanese athletes are struck down with a suspicious illness. The twins' high-kicking granny and her team of ninja spies are desperate to investigate, but they've been thrown in jail for a crime they didn't commit! So it's up to Josh and Jessica to save the day and the Olympics. With no back-up plan and time running out, can they really hope to defeat a deadly criminal mastermind and his two champion-wrestler henchmen? Join Josh and Jessica for a third, thrilling martial arts adventure series packed full of crime-fighting action.

Ninja Weapons

Author : Charles Gruzanski
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This informative martial arts book, Ninja Weapons introduces the exciting and deadly secrets of ninjutsu—the chain and the shuriken. The Masaki school of chain fighting was developed in the feudal society of the early eighteenth century by a swordsman-sentry in Edo (Tokyo) Castle. Feeling that the shedding of blood in such a hallowed place would be disgraceful, he devised the combat use of the weighted chain. Even the name he gave to the art proves the trust he placed in its effectiveness—manrikigusari (chain with the power of ten thousand). The equally devastating art of shuriken, the throwing of metal stars and spikes, evolved shortly after manrikigusari. The easily concealed shuriken soon became known as an extremely effective weapon for both shinobi and samurai warriors. Included are "The Samurai Creed," various techniques, the history of the arts and over 100 black and white photos and illustrations.

The Ninja Defense

Author : Stephen K. Hayes
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Master the Japanese martial art of ninjutsu with this illustrated, informative guide. In The Ninja Defense, the classic art of the ninja is updated for maximum effectiveness in modern day situations. Stephen K. Hayes is a Black Belt Hall of Fame member, founder of To-Shin Do, and acknowledged "Father of American Ninjutsu." He has distilled and refined the knowledge he has built studying and teaching ninjutsu for decades into a comprehensive self-defense system that can defuse the worst situations the modern world has to offer. The result is a realistic martial arts training system that includes instruction in techniques and strategies for dealing with: Grappling, Throwing, Choking, and Joint-locking Striking, Kicking, and Punching Stick, Blade, Cord, and Projectile weapons Handling multiple assailants and Surprise attacks Overcoming psychological intimidation or Bullying This ninja book, which includes a bonus DVD, focuses on Hayes' revised take on the classical martial arts styles of Japan's famed shinobi. He provides his readers with all the key ingredients—both physical and mental—to emerge safely from unexpected danger. The chapter on mental discipline will allow readers to feel more confident in whatever situation everyday life brings. The Ninja Defense contains extremely practical techniques that the author honed while serving as a bodyguard for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and fine-tuned through years of teaching. It is the ultimate self-defense book from a true martial art master.

Knitted Socks East and West

Author : Judy Sumner
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Open up a world of knitting possibilities with these fun and stylish sock designs using Japanese stitch techniques. In Knitted Socks East and West, author Judy Sumner compares knitting a sock to writing a haiku: both challenge you to create something beautiful and original within a sparse, strict format. In this, her first book, she recounts how she came to study hundreds of exquisite Japanese stitch patters and then apply her new knowledge to the sock designs showcased here. Whether short or long, fine or bulky, simple or complex, each of the 30 designs in Knitted Socks East and West is named after an intriguing aspect of Japanese culture. For example, the leg of the Origami crew socks appears to fold in and out; the Sumo slipper socks are named after the heavy, organic movement of the cables in their thick yarn; and the Ikebana knee socks highlight a textural floral design. Step-by-step text and easy-to-read charts are included for each design, along with illustrated directions for the Japanese stitchwork introduced in the projects. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

The Mystic Arts of the Ninja

Author : Stephen Hayes
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Ninja . . . that single word conjures up images of mystery and power. The ability to move swiftly and silently, to mesmerize one's victim, to strike infallibly, and then to disappear into the night--this is the legend of the ninja. These nearly sorcerous aspects of the ninja, as well as the exotic weapons they use, are the focus of The Mystic Arts of the Ninja. Its author, Shidoshi Stephen K. Hayes, is the sole American to be granted teaching credentials by the 34th grandmaster of the Togokure School of Ninjutsu in Japan. Going beyond the basic conditioning and training techniques of his best-selling Ninjutsu: The Art of the Invisible Warrior, Hayes explains the most sought after secrets of his ninja training: Hypnotism: Saiminjutsu, the ninja's hypnotic powers are described and explained. Sample exercises are provided to help develop your hypnotic powers. Invisibility: Stealth walking and camouflage are discussed. Hayes provides examples of how to move silently across various kinds of terrain and how to blend into your surroundings to become invisible. Weaponry: The Hanbo cane, the sword, and the infamous shuriken throwing stars are ninja trademarks. Hayes fully describes their use in grappling as well as in attacking. More than 400 black-and-white photos are used to illustrate the secrets and techniques that have been used by the ninja to surprise and outwit their foes over the past 800 years. The authenticity of Shidoshi Hayes's instruction is perhaps the most important aspect of this book: no other book represents the true ninja tradition.

Traditions

Author : Dave Lowry
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The goals of the budo—the martial arts and Ways of Japan—lie in refining the body and spirit. The techniques, methods, and rituals of the budo can provide invaluable lessons for today's martial artists—and serve as guides to a well-lived life. In Traditions, Davy Lowry discusses unique aspects of the budo ranging from hacho, or deliberate asymmetry, to uke-waza, the art of "receiving" an attack. The spirit of ryomi, the process of self-evaluation and improvement, is illustrated through the story of Kaofujita, a master swordsman who never stopped practicing the first movement he learned. You'll also learn the importance of yuyo, the distance where an attacker must focus his strike, from the story of Jubei, whose mastery of yuyo saved him in a life-and-death encounter, and the significance of shikaku—, the dead zone, on maintaining balance in combat and in life. With its focus on traditional martial arts, and fascinating stories that illustrate key martial arts principles and philosophy,Traditions will be required reading for serious martial artists.