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Way of the Warrior Kid: Marc's Mission

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There’s more to life than pull-ups.

Marc’s life has changed since last summer, when his for-real, super-cool Navy SEAL Uncle Jake came to visit. He’s eating healthy, practicing jiu-jitsu, and working hard in school. Marc’s had a great year…until the very last day of school, when he gets into trouble because of Nathan James. Nathan is mean and annoying, and Marc has to spend
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Hardcover, 1st, 224 pages
Published April 24th 2018 by Feiwel & Friends
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Ms. Yingling
Mar 06, 2018 rated it liked it
ARC provided by Young Adult Books Central
Wendi Lau
The Inspiring Message:
Wimpy, regular, scared, or anxious - whichever type you are, you will be stronger and more in control of your life after following The Warrior Kid Code. Anyone with a strong desire to change his life can apply The Code and see results.

Uncle Jake’s character is obviously a stand-in for the real SEAL Team author, but he’s also the voice of calm and frugality heard in nuclear families surviving on one income: Figure it out. Look around. What can you do for money since I’m not
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Frank
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
While the mechanics of Willink's writing are a bit iffy in places (there are only a handful of places where a character uses contractions in speech which feels unnatural. Could be done with one character, like Uncle Jake, which would tell us something more about the character.) the story overall is well told with a good message. While I think at times we expect kids to grow up too fast in this culture, I'm not sure it's in the right ways. Kids are a lot more capable than most people give them cr ...more
Mike
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wanted to read this book to figure out if I should be giving it to my nieces and nephews. The overall message is great from Jocko, work hard, discipline equals freedom, be kind and make friends. Not sure why I didn't expect it but it almost seems a little too extreme at times. An 11 year old kid waking up early to work out on Saturday and Sunday, after the workout (including up to 200 pull-ups at the end) the kid would go on to work a 10+ hour day mowing lawns and weeding to make money to fix ...more
Bridgey Widge
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
It was a good follow up to the first with good lessons in considering another person’s perspective before judging them, working hard, discipline (of course), learning from mistakes, not being wasteful....there were a few moments that I wasn’t a big fan of (ie, some of the initial reaction to Marc being made fun of) but in the end it works out. There was another part where I outright to my son I didn’t Agree with something In the book (can’t remember what it was)- but the continued conversation b ...more
Sara
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What this lacks in literary polish, it makes up for with positive lessons and relatability for kids. This book builds on book one and tackles topics like self-control, stewardship, coming alongside those less fortunate, overcoming fear of failure, and more. We read it as a family, and it will be required reading to revisit in the future.
Rebecca
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great follow on from the first Warrior Kid book. A must read for every kid (and adult).
Barbara
As other reviewers have noted, this book might lack literary polish and sometimes the speakers sound a bit stilted, but the message itself is an excellent one, which makes me inclined to forgive those weak points. Clearly, the author is sincere in his intentions to provide a positive message for youngsters, many of whom simply lack the coping skills to deal with some of life's challenges. While I liked the first title in this series well enough, this one seems a bit stronger, possibly because Ma ...more
John Rimmer
The boys and I really enjoyed this one. I like how it broached the topics of discipline, anger & self-control, leadership, hard work, business, failure, and charity. Like the previous Warrior Kid book, a great motivator and guide to various aspects of life, especially for young boys.

The book’s main fault is in it being built upon Pelagian assumptions. It’s an ode to will power anthropology, missing any mention or discussion of the spiritual dimension of human behavior, particularly the problem
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Dushan Hanuska
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: life, child

This book is aimed at a younger audience, yet I really enjoyed reading it. It is easy to read and well-illustrated.


Initially, I got this book for my 7-year-old son, but now I am getting my 11-year-old son to read it ad well (he loves riding bikes, so the lessons around bikes were spot-on applicable for him). I am already thinking about modifying the lessons for Warrior Girls - I definitely have one such girl at home; she is a stronger warrior than the other two boys combined.


I also highly recomm

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Nickson Kaigi
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-collection
Another summer break with Uncle Jake, Marc has a new tormentor, Nathan. Marc loses his temper during the last day of school when Nathan repeatedly makes fun of him by calling him "Plate Face" and is sent to the principal's office. Marc is ashamed for disappointing his role model, Uncle Jake Navy SEAL.

This summer, Uncle Jake's lessons come with a forecast on maturity for young Marc:
- Consistency and Tenacity.
- Not slacking, because you've achieved some of your goals.
- Financial discipline.
- Take
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John
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have two boys at reading age. A 12yr-old and a 9yr-old. I'm glad that we've found a book that my boys thoroughly enjoy reading (they also loved the first book). They pick it up on their own, in fact, they decided to go back and reread the first book after reading "Marc's Mission".
The reason that I personally like this book is that it describes problems and issues subjective to Marc. With many other books, like a few I grew up reading, the authors use (real or imagined) systemic world problems,
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Vidhya Thakkar
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
It’s a wonderful story of marc who’s life changes when uncle jack arrives. He transforms marc’s life which is now filled with confidence, strength and fitness

It’s a beautiful book with an amazing message of ‘mindset os everything ‘. There are some fascinating illustrations that will keep the kids engaged throughout.

It’s a wonderful book that every kid must-read for a better life. The language used by the author is simple and relatable. The events that the author added are the ones which we face
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Oren Milman
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I guess it would have been 5/5 for me if I was roughly at Mark's age.

Also, if I understand correctly, "wake up very early" should come with "(and make sure to get enough sleep)" - and I am quite sure I heard Jocko saying this is also his opinion.
But even then it seems like bad advice for people whose circadian rhythms aren't matching this lifestyle. Specifically, the circadian rhythms of teenagers are delayed (https://www.sleepfoundation.org/artic... - an accessible article, https://www.scienced
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Nick Green
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
9.3/10 Maybe one day I will have kids and will read them this story but for now I’m a grown man in his thirty’s reading a children’s book written by the former Commander of Seal Team Three. I’ve read a lot of books about leadership in my lifetime but nothing beats a Navy Seal with twenty years of experience telling you how simple it is to be the best version of yourself. Stand up to bullies and protect the weak, treat people with respect and help out others whenever possible, stay humble, be a l ...more
Lindstromsteph
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: health
Jocko nails bullying again. This time the bullying isn’t physical intimidation. It is mental & emotional. Marc finds himself being made fun of and called “Plate Face” by an insecure boy.
Uncle Jake returns this summer to help his sister raise Marc during the summer. Marc is sure this summer will be terrible. He has to go to Camp & the bully is going there as well; he wants a new bike & his mom said no; lastly, his Sensei wants him to enter a competition.
Uncle Jake tells Marc that if you can’t c
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Adler
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Context: I'm interesting in children's books that inspire creativity and action. Thus I get this one and it is a decent, ease read for kids.
The language is very simple and for the message it delivers it could be more of a pocket book or cartoon to make sure kids would read it again and again.

If you have a kid, get him to read it!! life message in it
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Keegman jones
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Book

Just like the first book, Jocko tells a story with an excellent, possibly life changing message in a way that is enjoyable to children and adults. My 7 year old and I thoroughly enjoyed the book and are implementing the teaching this summer. We can’t wait to get into the next book.
Michael N Campbell
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hampton
Campbell you want me and said that the have the right thing For us right you want the money and then they have working today but I'll get back town town for the money 💰is and then they have been doing some research note that there money 💰is tomorrow morning and then they will be able too much of it and see 6pm you ...more
Dean Cloutier
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The best kids book I have ever read. As much for myself, as it is for my son. We have read it together about 10 or more times. But this book has cemented our path forward, and we as a family are forever grateful to this series. So it will always be in our rotation, especially as he nears Marc's age.

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Anna
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great book for kids in this series and I’m hoping for more. Our family can’t get enough and my girls are so motivated by the messages in this book. I wish all parents would read this with their kids!
Ginger
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
I've read all three of the books in this series and this one is by far my favorite. While the writing is a little corny and elementary, the theme of these books is wonderful. I think all children between 8 and 12 should read these. ...more
Aaron Welwood
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must for preteens IMHO!

This second book of the series was, again, fantastic. Such amazing life principles put in such a way that children can understand them and engage them. Well done Jocko! Much appreciated.
Peter
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The second part of, what I consider, one of the best book series written for children. I wish I had it as a kid. A must-read for your child and ...yourself.

Necessarily start reading the series from the first book.
misty mann
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding

Spectacular. Kids should read it, adults even more. Sucks you right in and teaches you fifty lessons to make life better. Fabulous book, can't wait for more!
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Dan
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Yet another in my "must read/listen" list for the kids ...more
Ashley Coberly
Jun 24, 2018 rated it liked it
It has some great ideas I can really get behind but there are parts a bit over the top, in my opinion. It’s also not well written but the message is good
Susan
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good kids book. Loved the principles taught
Susan Sullivan
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: intermediate
A book every person who works with challenging kids should read. It’ll help both the adult AND the child.
Joel
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great book to read with your kids about character and leadership
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