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Way of the Warrior Kid

From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way: A Novel

9781250158611

Square Fish
Available: 04/24/18
5.49 x 7.7 · 208 pages
Ages 8-12 years
9781250158611
CDN $10.50 · pb

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Jocko Willink

illustrated by Jon Bozak

In this first book of an illustrated middle grade series by a #1 New York Times -bestselling author, Marc learns to become a Warrior Kid after his uncle Jake, a Navy SEAL, comes to stay for the summer.

Fifth grade was the worst year of Marc's life. He stunk at gym class, math was too hard for him, the school lunch was horrible, and his class field trip was ruined because he couldn't swim. And the most awful thing about fifth grade? Kenny Williamson, the class bully, who calls himself the King of the Jungle Gym.
When Marc's mother tells him that his uncle Jake is coming to stay for the whole summer, Marc can't wait. Uncle Jake is a for-real, super-cool Navy SEAL. And Uncle Jake has a plan.

He's going to turn Marc into a warrior.

Becoming a warrior isn't easy. It involves a lot of pull-ups, sit-ups, push-ups, squats, swimming, eating right, and studying harder than ever before! Can Marc transform himself into a warrior before school starts in the fall-and finally stand up to the King of the Jungle Gym?

Find out in Jocko Willink's Way of the Warrior Kid.

Way of the Warrior Kid is a middle grade novel written by #1 New York Times-bestselling author and retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink. Jocko Willink is the coauthor of the adult book Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win and the author of Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual . Way of the Warrior Kid is illustrated throughout with art by Jon Bozak.

Praise for Way of the Warrior Kid :

Willink, a leadership instructor and retired SEAL, places worthwhile emphasis on physical activity, mental sharpness, and hard work." - Publishers Weekly

"In this first installment of a new series, Willink, a retired decorated Navy SEAL officer brings his training in fitness, learning, nutrition, and tactics to a new level - the middle-grade level young readers will enjoy. Although the topic meant to inspire kids, seriousness is eased with Willink's sense of humor and with Bozak's hilarious comic-style illustrations." - Children's Literature

Praise for the audiobook:

"Narrator Thor Willink, the author's son, sounds just about Marc's age, and his dad voices the adults. This choice lends a personal note. . . The audio version has plenty of humor." - School Library Journal
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JOCKO WILLINK served 20 years as a Navy SEAL. He was in combat in Iraq during the Battle of Ramadi, a conflict that resulted in numerous medals for his efforts. After his tours, Willink served as a Navy SEAL instructor before forming Echelon Front with Leif Babin, a leadership training group that uses the lessons and expertise the pair learned as SEALs to train leaders beyond the military. Willink lives in San Diego, California. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Extreme Ownership, the children's book Way of the Warrior Kid, and the New York Times bestseller Discipline Equals Freedom, and the creator of the popular podcast, JOCKO PODCAST. Jon Bozak is a creative director in NYC where he develops award-winning programs and products in the digital media advertising world. Part of the new breed of multi-tool creatives, he's a prolific storyteller, designer, analytic problem solver and content developer who loves nothing more than meeting a new creative challenge. In 2008 he authored Demo: The Story of a Junkyard Dog, a modern fable for kids about America's disposable culture. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his insta-famous, dog 'SmilingBrinks'.