Title: Little Kunoichi, The Ninja Girl
Author: Sanae Ishida
Illustrator: Sanae Ishida
Publisher: Sasquatch Books (2015)
Series: Little Kunoichi, The Ninja Girl (1), Chibi Samurai Wants a Pet (2), Ba-Chan the Ninja Grandma (3)
“On a super secret island, there is a super, super secret village. Hidden in the valley amid bamboo forests, Treehouse Village is home to many ninja families.” Little Kunoichi (koo-no-ee-chee) comes from a ninja family. She attends a secret ninja school for girls but she has difficulty with the training. She practices climbing, hiding, star-throwing and using nunchucks. Her friend, Chibi Samura struggles with his samurai practice but he trains with determination. This attitude inspires Little Kunoichi to train “like crazy” for the upcoming Island Festival where they both wow the crowd.