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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978162779649140 Pages, Ages 4-8
Ruby sets out to learn her own secret skill at Master Willow’s School for Ninjas in this charming picture book that celebrates confidence, creativity, and kindness.
Includes a craft for making a felt stuffed dragon!
Master Willow’s Ninja School is a place where junior ninja saplings must learn many important skills: how to make themselves invisible, fight skillfully, meditate patiently and—most importantly—how to be brave and unleash their own secret talent. But Ruby’s no good at traditional ninja skills and she seems too afraid to conquer her fears. Can a quiet, gentle sapling really graduate from ninja school? Yes! Especially when she taps into her own special talents.
A Christy Ottaviano Book
Praise for The Secrets of Ninja School
"The artist’s gouache, pen, and ink illustrations are a treat, with aesthetics reminiscent of 1950s graphic design and animation. Inventive framings make every page a surprise."--Publishers Weekly
"Practicing the ways of the ninja allows her to find and develop her own creative skills as she bravely comforts and supports her fellow saplings-in-training navigate the separation from home to school with a gift of friendship. For young readers finding their own special skills."--School Library Journal