DEADLY FLOWERS
Ninja Game for Libraries,
Book Clubs & Bookstores

 
Best Users: Librarians, Book Clubs, Bookstores

Best Audience: Children Grades 05-10

ABOUT THE ACTIVITY

Librarians, booksellers, and book clubs can use this game not only to engage readers with Kata’s ninja adventures in Deadly Flowers and Deadly Wish (Boyds Mill Press), but also to engage them in using the library or bookstore as a resource.

School librarians may find the kit to be a great way to introduce readers to the layout and search tools of the library at the beginning of the term.

In the game, three teams follow game cards through the stacks to find a series of interconnected clues and compete on the “practice grounds” in tasks of agility and cunning.  The final prize is a tangible teaser leading participants to explore the ninja girl series.

This kit contains a printable poster, game instructions, sample dialogue, printable game cards, temporary tattoo templates, and other event materials!
 

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Deadly Flowers: Ninja Game

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Want to design your own event poster?
Download Template (.jpeg)

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Deadly Flowers: A Ninja’s Tale
By Sarah L. Thomson
Published by Boyds Mill Press
Hardcover ISBN-13: 9781629792149
Lexile: 750L
Age Range: 10 – 14 Years

Kata, a ninja, embarks on her first solo mission, for which she must enter a warlord’s castle and make sure that a certain sleeping occupant never awakens. But then Kata discovers that her target is just a young boy (and that her new accomplice is that boy’s slightly older sister), and suddenly her mission is much more complicated than she bargained for.

Faced with taking someone’s life or confronting the dire consequences of failure, Kata must make a hard choice, one that leads her into a more dangerous battle than she ever expected. In this action-packed coming-of-age novel, Kata discovers that while a ninja must always act alone, humanity requires that you accept the trust and friendship of others.

NOTE: The sequel, Deadly Wish, will be published in Fall of 2017.

 

 “Genuinely thrilling, with surprises at every turn and a solid emotional core, this is just the thing for Percy Jackson fanatics thirsty for more, more, more.” —Booklist
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“Nonstop action, interesting characters, and a journey into another time and culture make this novel worthy.”
VOYA Magazine
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“Thomson has created heroines who are opposites yet manage to use their strengths to take control of their lives under the social restraints of their time…Edge-of-your-seat action that will have both girls and boys rooting…”
Kirkus Reviews
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“The story unfolds with many twists and turns that keep readers intrigued…a great combination of adventure, fantasy, and horror, with two strong heroines who form an unlikely alliance. A great story that is perfect for readers who are interested in ninjas and other warriors.”
School Library Journal
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“This action-packed adventure blends historical fiction with intriguing supernatural elements drawn from Japanese folklore…An author’s note adds historical and mythological context.”
The Horn Book
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“Ninja-loving readers will rejoice at this clever, dangerous, vivacious book about a group rarely mentioned: girl ninjas.”
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

 

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