Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Ninja Warrior!

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Ninja Warrior!

by John Malam Illustrated by David Antram

In the mid-16th century, rival warlords are fighting for control of Japan. They need the services of the "shadow warriors," young men and women who have been trained in the techniques of stealth warfare. It's not just a question of learning to fight; a ninja must know how to move without being seen, how to endure boredom and exhaustion, and how to work as part of a team. Do you have the discipline to become one of them?

Series Information

This delightful series brings something unusual to the study of history: humor. The You Wouldn't Want to... series revels in the darker side of life in ancient times. The reader is on center stage as he or she gets a tour through life as a slave, warrior, explorer, and even a mummy! Hilarious illustrations, captions, and sidebars leave no doubt that you simply wouldn't want to be there.

Series Features

Perfect resource for reluctant readers with:

• humor and history tied to curriculum
• entertaining sidebars to pique reader's curiosity
• comprehensive glossary to support content
• index to make navigating subject matter easier
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Informational Text

About the Author and Illustrator

John Malam
David Antram

The Reading Toolkit

Shop From Scholastic

Find Just-Right Books

Find Just-Right Books

Sponsor Spotlight