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Explore the world of shoguns, samurai and warlords in this exciting story of Japan’s national treasure—Himeji Castle: Japan’s Samurai Past. Young readers will meet Japan’s great rulers as they learn how this gleaming “White Heron” on a hill was built as a defensive fortress against invading armies. Made entirely of wood and covered in white plaster, Himeji Castle is a time capsule of Japanese history and drama. Four-color photos, maps, timelines and compelling narratives are guaranteed to enlighten and entertain students.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2005
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Castles, Palaces & Tombs
Language English
ISBN 9781597160018
Title Format Reinforced book
Dewey 952'.02
ATOS Reading Level 4.1
Lexile Reading Level 650
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 4.3
AR Quiz Number 86435
Author Jacqueline A. Ball
Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Timeline of key events
Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

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