Three Samurai Cats

Three Samurai Cats

A Story From Japan

Book - 2003
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An adaptation of a Japanese folktale in which a feudal lord seeks a samurai cat to rid his castle of a savage rat, but soon discovers that violence is not always the best way to accomplish things.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780823417421
0823417425
Branch Call Number: J 398.2 K571th 2003
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Gerstein, Mordicai

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skyekilaen
Sep 29, 2015

Neko Roshi, the “greatest living master of the martial arts,” is a scruffy, old cat. After two young, strong warriors have tried and failed to dislodge a usurper rat from a lord’s castle, it’s Neko Roshi’s turn. He eats, sleeps, and watches the rat for so long that the lord becomes enraged. But in the end, Neko Roshi demonstrates that victory comes when you allow your opponents to defeat themselves. My son was so young when we read it the first time, he kind of missed the point, but he enjoyed the book just the same. And I appreciated how careful Kimmel was to credit and praise his source for this adaptation.

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