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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
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8 x 10
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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