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Ninja Boy Goes to School

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Text copyright © 2014 by N. D. Wilson

Cover art and interior illustrations copyright © 2014 by J. J. Harrison

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Wilson, Nathan D.

Ninja boy goes to school. — First edition.

pages cm.

Summary: “A little boy explains what it’s like to go to school—when you’re a ninja.” —Provided by publisher.

Trade paperback ISBN 978-0-375-86584-8 — Library binding ISBN 978-0-375-96584-5 — eBook ISBN 978-0-375-98179-1

[1. Ninja—Fiction. 2. Imagination—Fiction. 3. Schools—Fiction.] I. Harrison, J. J., illustrator. II. Title.

PZ7.W69744Ni 2014 [E]—dc23 2013033589

Book design by John Sazaklis

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For Oscar, Piper, Bo, and Selah
(with gratitude for their father)
—N. D. W.

For my dog, Ann, who ninja-sneaked
her way into my heart
—J. J. H.

Title Page



First Page

About the Author and Illustrator

It is hard being a ninja.

You must rise before the sun

and become one with the night.

You must possess the silence of a

(not the kind that wails and thumps)…

…the nimbleness of a

        ( but without the wool and horns)…

…the strength of a

                (but without the smell)…

…and the balance of a

                (but without looking silly).

It is hard being a ninja.

When you are a ninja, you will understand.

Ninjas must be one

with their surroundings.

A ninja must be still and patient,

like a deep-rooted tree…

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