Pranks and Attacks!

Book 1

From the Series Tao, the Little Samurai

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Tao is studying martial arts at the famous Master Snow’s school. But no matter how hard he concentrates on his lessons, mischief gets in the way! Tao plays pranks and jokes around with his friends Ray, Lee, and Kat. He also struggles to get to school on time, learn new moves, and—most importantly—avoid doing his chores.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Graphic Novels
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.1
Text Type Fiction—Humor
BISACS JUV008110, JUV032070, JUV019000
Dewey 741.5'944
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.375 x 8.1875
Lexile 330
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 2.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 163929
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author: Laurent Richard

Illustrator: Nicolas Ryser

Nicolas Ryser attended the School of Graphic Arts Estienne in Paris and specialized in illustration and typography. He won several competitions including the Angoulème and works for the magazine Casus Belli in France.


Library Media Connection

“Each page is headed with a philosophical teaching of a martial arts concept. The illustrations are colorful and correspond with the text.” —Library Media Connection

School Library Journal

“The panels are appealing to the eye, with crisp, energetic illustrations and vivid colors. A light, entertaining series for most graphic novel collections.” —School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly

“Ryser’s style and pacing are polished and professional. The setting and architecture are generically Asian and merrily anachronistic.” —Publishers Weekly