Samurai Rising JKT_300Special book reading of SAMURAI RISING – The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune with author Pamela S. Turner

Sunday, February 28, 2016
1:00pm @ JCCCNC

Come to the JCCCNC on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 1:00pm for a special reading of the new book, Samurai Rising — The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune with the book’s author, Pamela S. Turner. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Young adult and older readers alike will be enthralled by Turner’s depiction of the life of Minamoto Yoshitsune, one of Japan’s most famous legendary samurai warriors of the 12th Century Heian era. Minamoto’s real life history is a sweeping tale of daring feats, bravery, revellion and revenge. Along with bold illustrations by artist Gareth Hinds, the book is sure to captivate readers and spark an interest in the historical sagas of feudal Japan.

RSVP by calling JCCCNC at (415) 567-5505 or e-mail

Praise for Samurai Rising: 

“..this account of the life of twelfth-century samurai Minamoto Yoshitsune is pure excitement. While he is known mostly through legends, Turner plumbs the archives to figure out who Yoshitsune—the man who redefined the samurai—really was.” – Booklist

pamela-turner-photo_mediumAbout the Author:

Upon following her childhood dream of becoming a children’s writer, Pam’s first book, Hachiko (Houghton Mifflin), won the SCBWI Golden Kite Honor Award for Picture Book Text and the BCCB Blue Ribbon Picture Book Award. Pam is also the author of The Frog Scientist, The Dolphins of Shark Bay, Crow Smarts (all in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Scientist in the Field series), and more. Pamela has three children and lives in Oakland, California.

More information on the book is available at the publisher’s website at: