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LEGO Ninjago Vol. 1: The Challenge of Samukai (Ninjago Graphic Novels #1)

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The “Masters of Spinjitsu” come to Papercutz in their first graphic novel appearance written by Greg Farshtey, the hit force behind the LEGO BIONICLE series. Under the tutelage of their master Sensei Wu, the “chosen four” ninjas Kai, Jay, Cole, and Zane must learn to use their elemental powers of fire, ice, lightning and earth. Their mission: defeat Sensei Wu’s evil brothe ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published November 8th 2011 by Papercutz
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Feb 15, 2013 Davee rated it it was amazing


I have read a book called NINJAGO by Greg Farshtey. This book is a graphic novel. It is this genre because it is a comic book. It take place in Ninja go. The main character is the ninja crew.

The main conflict is that Garmadon tries to take over the Ninjago and the underworld. The conflict is still happening until the skeleton loses that bet but the skeletons did not die do to him creating the under world and if he die the underworld will be no more. I like when the red ninja turn into a sk
Mar 09, 2012 Nick rated it really liked it
Fans of LEGO or of the television series will enjoy this fun version of the stories. For those of you not familiar with it, think of a cross between Naruto and He-Man [Master of the Universe], but with LEGO designs.
The book is broken down into short stories, each roughly the length of a modern comic book, so even reluctant readers won't have to commit to a long session of reading in order to complete a story.
The hero ninjas are cute but good. The villains are cute but evil. There are magic weapo
Sep 23, 2012 Jeanne rated it it was amazing
Summary: This is a graphic novel about the Lego Ninjago series. The focus of this book is the argument between the "bad guys" of the world of Ninjago.

This book's intended audience is children aged 6-10.

Appeal: The appeal of this book is the Lego brand - children love Legos and the graphic novel aspect is unique.

Implementation: I would use this book in a public library setting in the Youth section. I don't think it's great to have so much branding in the book, but I would put it in the center o
Dec 05, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Appeal Characteristics: LEGOS! SUPER POPULAR, 2012 popular pic, for young boys at MCPL, adventure, NINJAS, humor, friendship

That being said it was a cute adventure...These authors wrote Bionicle and Hardy Boys graphic novels so they are very good at what they do.
This is a serviceable graphic novel adaptation of the Ninjago TV show. Kids who are huge Ninjago fans will like this, but it won't work well for anyone else - the appeal is very focused and limited due to predictable storylines and lackluster writing. The artwork is decent.
Nov 01, 2016 Sara rated it it was ok
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I was looking very forward to this, but was sadly disappointed. The pacing was to quick and very hard to understand and was confusing to follow along.
Oct 17, 2012 Deb added it
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Meh. I can see why the kids go crazy for this, and that's the main thing.
Wesley T
Typical, cute illustrations.
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
i asked you guys along time ago now why can i not read it why tell me why!!!!!!!!!!!!
Laura Mazzuca
The funniest book i probably ever read

Gotta be the best book and book for a tv show I love so much it's really great cool cool
Jan 08, 2013 Leigh added it
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Mar 23, 2015 Albaraa Altassan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Complicated pretty complicated
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Jun 03, 2012 George Barnick rated it it was amazing
The book was very good in my opinion. It has a great story, and matches all the characteristics on Ninjago. The illustrations are great as well, and really help tell the story.
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Greg Farshtey is the author of the popular BIONICLE chapter books and Level 3 readers, as well as the long-running BIONICLE comic book series. His day job is Editor-in-Chief and head writer for the LEGO Club Magazine and the LEGO BrickMaster Magazine.

Greg has been writing since fourth grade. After earning a degree in Communications from the State University of New York at Geneseo, he worked as a r
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Ninjago Graphic Novels (9 books)
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