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. But what was most awful thing about fifth grade? Kenny Williamson, the class bully, who calls himself the "King of the Jungle."
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 means a lot of pull ups, sit ups, pushups, 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 himself?
The Way of the Warrior Kid is a new illustrated chapter book by #1 New York Times-bestselling author and retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink.
Marc had a terrible year in fifth grade: he can t swim or do pull-ups, doesn t know his multiplication tables, and is being terrorized by school bully Kenny. But Marc s uncle Jake, a Navy SEAL, will be spending the summer with Marc and his mother, and once he arrives, he begins training Marc to be a Warrior Kid. The training is both physical and mental, and chapters are dedicated to principles such as living by a code, early morning workouts, and discipline ( Discipline equals freedom screams one page in giant capital letters). Marc embraces his uncle s guidance, gets stronger, and starts sixth grade confident and able, even standing up to and reaching out to Kenny in a too-neat conclusion. Willink, a leadership instructor and retired SEAL, places worthwhile emphasis on physical activity, mental sharpness, and hard work. But Marc s dismissal of his mother s ability to help him because, a lot of the time it seems she just doesn t understand me (in part because she works a ton ) is a disappointing stereotype, and Bozak s b&w line drawings don t add much to the boy s journey. More treatise than fully developed story. Ages 8 12.