Samurai vs Ninja: The race for the Shoguns Treasure by Nick Falk
Published by Random House
This book is the second book in the Samurai vs Ninja series.
The Samurai and Ninja live in the Edo Period in Japan. Their home in the Hidden valley is ruled by the Shogun at Edo Castle.
One day Kingyo-Sama (the head Samurai) and Buta-Sama (the head Ninja) are called to Edo castle and the Shogun announces that Oguma-za - the great bear - has been stolen by Akira, the most dangerous thief in Japan. He says that the Samurai and Ninja are to go to the Mystic Cave of Moshi-Moshi and find it.
To get there the Samurai and Ninja will have to climb the Cliffs of Zetsubou, cross the Ku fu Canyon and find their way through Fuan Forest. The quest is not easy and they will have to be very creative to get to the Mystic Cave of Moshi-Moshi.
Do you want to know who finds the great bear? If the answer is yes, then you need to read this book.
I am used to books with central girl characters and I could not easily identify with the characters in this story, but I did learn a bit about Japanese history. I have some friends who would find this book very hilarious. This book is easy to read and I think boys aged 6-11 would really like this book.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Nick Falk
Illustrator: Tony Flowers
Title: Samurai vs Ninja: The race for the Shoguns Treasure
Publisher: Ramdom House Australia
Published: April 2015