Bokuden and the Bully

[A Japanese Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Bokuden was a great swordsman who liked to travel. One day, while riding a ferry, a bully started bothering the other passengers. He took the best spot on the boat and waved his sword around. Bokuden was not impressed. The bully challenged him to a fight. Bokuden agreed but said he would not need to use his sword to win. Can Bokuden live up to his amazing claim?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-58013-847-5
$7.99 $7.99
978-0-7613-4666-1
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2009
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2008-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.3
Reading Counts! Points 2.0
BISACS JNF052030
Dewey 398.2
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 530
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 3.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 122239
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and Websites

Reviews

School Library Journal

“These folktales are separated into sections, giving them the appearance of early chapter books. The large-print texts, accompanied by bright watercolor illustrations, reflect the culture from which they originated while remaining straightforward and concise, keeping emerging readers in mind.” —School Library Journal

Illustrator: Cheryl Kirk Noll

Author: Stephen Krensky

Stephen Krensky did not have the kind of childhood anyone would choose to write books about. It was happy and uneventful, with only the occasional bump in the night to keep him on his toes. He started writing at Hamilton College in upstate New York where he graduated in 1975. His first book, A Big Day for Scepters, was published in 1977, and he has now written over 100 fiction and nonfiction children's books––including novels, picture books, easy readers, and biographies. Mr. Krensky and his family live in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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On My Own Folklore

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