Meet Suki--a fourteen-year-old girl in sixteenth-century Japan. All she wants is to become a samurai warrior like her father and brother. But all her training attempts end in disaster. Yet when bandits threaten her village while the men are away at war, Suki is the only one left to stop them. Will she be able to save her village and prove herself a legendary samurai? The hilarious Long-Lost Secret Diary series puts readers inside the heads of unlucky people in unfortunate situations. The accessible, irreverent stories will keep young readers laughing as they learn the importance of not being afraid to learn from their mistakes. Get Real fact boxes featured throughout, as well as a glossary and additional back matter, provide historical context and background.
Tim Collins worked as a copywriter in advertising before becoming a full-time author. He writes nonfiction books for adults and children's fiction books, including books designed to appeal to reluctant readers. His work has been translated into forty languages. His books have won numerous awards including the Manchester Fiction City award and the Lincolnshire Book award. He is originally from Manchester but now lives in London. Isobel Lundie graduated from Kingston university in 2015 where she studied Illustration and Animation. She has always been interested in how to make books interactive so children can lose themselves in the narrative. Having worked as an illustrator, she is particularly interested in how exciting, colorful, and distinctive artwork can transform stories for children.