The Time Warp Trio Sam Samurai

Jon Scieszka

By: Lesly Baltazar

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Plot Outline

Exposition: Setting: Japan Characters: Joe,Fred,Sam,Honda,Jo,Samm ,Freddi,and Bakana Zou

TE: "In 1600 Japan we didn't look anything like anybody' Page.42

Rising Action: they were looking around for clues so Fred scanned the room and looked and pointed to a small ledge on the top of a wall.

TE: " He pointed to the small ledge on the top of a wall.That's where I'd hide Them. we looked up and saw a row of book-size packages wrapped and tied." Page.22&23

Cilmax: They were able to cross the gate without a passport which the didn't have , the had to lie to the gatekeepers.

TE:"Honda came back with one hand on his sword handle. He looked down at the gatekeeper and spoke harshly to him. " They are entertainers,"said Honda . "I'm escorting them."Page.49

Falling Action: They were able to pass through the gate and go to the other side ,but then they went to see Owattabutt of Minowa and the Auto translator got turned off and they couldn't understand what they were saying.

TE:"Something's is wrong with the Auto Translator." Eeka weeka wakka,"said Owattabutt"

Resolution:They found the book in Jo's lap .

TE:" Jo turned and knelt with The Book in her lap." Page.8

Conflict: This story is man vs. machine because the book disappears from them out of no where and it seems like it's running away from them and doesn't want them to find it .

Theme:I know they learned that they have to hold on to the book very good because maybe next time they will never get back home

Character Analysis

Honda is the protagonist in this story because he is the one who helps Joe , Fred , Sam get back home like he told the gatekeeper that they were entertain

The gatekeeper is the antagonist because he didn't want to let Joe , Fred , Sam go to the other side of gate that's why Honda told him they were entertainers.

4 Facts


Giordano Bruno burned as a heretic. English East India Company established.


Ieyasu rules Japan, moves capital to Edo (Tokyo). Shakespeare's Hamlet.


Cervantes's Don Quixote de la Mancha, the first modern novel.


Jamestown, Virginia, established—first permanent English colony on American mainland. Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, saves life of John Smith.

Historical setting / event

The setting is important to this story because in these day they don't have silent battles like the battle of Sekigahara but there is battle but not here in the U.S.A ,but there is battles in Iraq but they aren't silent battle

Historical period time pictures

Historical period time video

The History of the Dutch Slave Trade 1600- 1863