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  • Published: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781683691112
  • Imprint: Quirk Books Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 44
  • RRP: $12.99

The Karate Kid




The classic movie about a boy and his karate teacher is now an adorable picture book for the whole family!

When The Karate Kid appeared in theaters in 1984, its heartwarming story of an unlikely friendship between a bullied boy and his karate teacher won over audiences and inspired children across America to take up martial arts. Now this beloved film is reimagined as a Pop Classics picture book, with Kim Smith's bright and kid-friendly illustrations capturing all of the story's iconic moments. Young Daniel moves to a new town and becomes the target of bullies from the local karate dojo Cobra Kai. Hoping to win the upcoming karate tournament, Daniel begs his neighbor Mr. Miyagi to help him train. Mr. Miyagi reluctantly agrees. But he becomes more than just Daniel's sensei by teaching him lessons about patience, balance, and hard work along the way. This timeless story about finding inner strength will enchant children, their parents, and anyone who has ever had that one special teacher.

  • Pub date: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781683691112
  • Imprint: Quirk Books Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 44
  • RRP: $12.99

About the Author

Kim Smith

Kim Smith is the illustrator behind the Quirk Books Pop Classics series, including Home Alone (Quirk Books, 2015), The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird (Quirk Books, 2017), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Quirk Books, 2017), Back to the Future (Quirk Books, 2018), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Quirk Books, 2018), and The Karate Kid (Quirk Books, 2019). She has illustrated several other children’s books, including The Great Puppy Invasion (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) and Builder Brothers: Big Plans (HarperCollins, 2018). Kim lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her dog, Whisky, and husband, Eric. Visit her online at kimillustration.com.

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