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Bright Eyes Resources for Teachers and Students

Teachers and students now have access to two new benefits in the Educators section of Risuko.net!

Working with a master educator, author David Kudler has added two sets of resources to those already available for studying Bright Eyes, book 2 of the Seasons of the Sword novels:

  • A set of essay or discussion prompts – Each prompt has two variations — one focussed on text analysis, and one on personal reflection.
  • Chapter guides that include a variety of questions to ensure that the reader has understood and considered the text

These resources are aimed at readers ages 11–15 (US grades 6–10), but can benefit older and younger students and their teachers.

About the Educators Section

The Educators section of the Risuko.net website offers a variety of tools and resources for teachers and students. These include chapter guides and essay prompts for each of the books, a glossary of all non-English terms, character lists, reading-level scores, essays by the author, and more. Over the coming months, we hope to add historical portraits of some of the major figures mentioned and portrayed in the Seasons of the Swords books.

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About Bright Eyes

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Bright Eyes: A Kunoichi Tale (Seasons of the Sword #2)

Can One Girl Stop a Killer?

The future of Japan hangs in the balance, and it’s up to a girl who likes to climb to save the day

Two armies have descended on the Full Moon, and the war that has torn Japan apart for over a century threatens to destroy Lady Chiyome’s school for young shrine maidens (and assassins). Risuko must face warlords, samurai, angry cooks, a monster in the hills, the truth about her father, a spy among the kunoichi

And a murderer.

Someone kills a Takeda lieutenant, staging it look like suicide.

Can Risuko figure out who would do such thing?

And can she keep it from happening again?

“Imaginative, original, exceptionally well written, and highly recommended” — Midwest Book Review

Read a sneak preview of Bright Eyes: “The Cave” 


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