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Samurai vs Ninja 2: The Race for the Shogun’s Treasure by Nick Falk and Tony Flowers

Samurai vs Ninja 2: The Race for the Shogun’s Treasure by Nick Falk and Tony Flowers

On Honshu, the largest island in Japan, is a city called Tokyo. Three hundred years ago, Tokyo was called Edo. The streets were dark and dusty. The houses were made of paper.

It was a city of mystery and magic.

It was midnight. Somewhere in the darkness a pig snuffled. Nearby an old man picked his nose. But nobody noticed. There were not lightbulbs in Edo Period Japan.

A thief, dressed in black, raced through the city streets.

Kerenza: A New Australian by Roseanne Hawke

Kerenza: A New Australian by Roseanne Hawke

‘Kerenza! Come back here! You have to pack your trunk.’ Wenna’s calling me, but I won’t go to her. I’ve had enough of packing and looking after Kitto. I race away from my sister, down the cobbled street, past the chapel and past my friend Maylene, who waves at me, but I don’t even stop for her. I turn into the lane to the stile and climb over it into Penponds woods. This is my favourite place. I walk under the huge trees and sit beside the stream. It bubbles and gurgles past my feet, and the sound calms my breathing.

Keepers of the Crystals 2: Eve and the Fiery Phoenix by Jess Black

Keepers of the Crystals 2: Eve and the Fiery Phoenix by Jess Black

‘Race you!’ Eve took off down the wide footpath that led to the town centre and main beach, her long black curls bouncing madly as she ran. She could hear her friend Oscar sprinting after her. It didn’t’ take him long to catch up.

‘Face it, Eve,’ Oscar teased, ‘you’ll never beat me!’

Eve scowled as Oscar overtook her. He could be so annoying!

Even though she felt as if her chest might burst, Eve managed to stay on Oscar’s tail.

Samurai vs Ninja 1: The Battle for the Golden Egg by Nick Falk & Tony Flowers

Samurai vs Ninja 1: The Battle for the Golden Egg by Nick Falk & Tony Flowers

In the deepest depths of Japan, high in the hills of Hokkaido, were two mighty mountains. The Mountain of the Tiger’s Claw was steep and stony, covered in rocky ridges and crumbling cliffs.

The Mountain of the Dragon’s Tooth was tall and twisty, filled with tangled trees and craggy caves.

In the Edo Period, when the shogun ruled Japan, these were the mountains of Bushido, home of the ninja and the samurai.