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Chris Bradford - Author

Chris Bradford lives an action packed life and is a self-confessed adrenaline junkie. He’s thrown himself over Victoria Falls on a bungee cord, out of an airplane in New Zealand and off a French mountain on a paraglider, but he’s always managed to land safely – something he learnt from his martial arts training.

Chris joined a judo club aged seven and since then he has trained in karate, kickboxing, samurai swordsmanship and has earned his black belt in Tai-jutsu, the fighting art of the ninja. Chris is a student of Sensei Akemi Solloway, who is the eldest daughter of an old samurai family, descended from the Karo of Iwatsuki Castle, near Tokyo.

Before writing the Young Samurai series, Chris was a professional musician and songwriter. He’s even performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth II (but suspects she found his band a bit noisy). Chris lives on the South Downs with his wife, baby boy and two cats called Tigger and Rhubarb.

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Sniper
Chris Bradford - illustrated by Nelson Evergreen
Fictional superheroes don't come much more appealing than Troy, one of a group of teenagers with awesome super powers recruited by secret agency SPEAR to protect society against a gang of ruthless terrorists, and the premise for the Bullet Catcher...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2016
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Shadow Warriors
Chris Bradford - illustrated by David Wyatt
One of our Books of the Year 2016 Deep rivalries, hand to hand fighting, daring raids and surprise revelations, they all feature in this collection of stories about young ninja warrior Taka. Together with his ninja clan he's fighting the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2016
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Reader ReviewedBulletcatcher
Chris Bradford - illustrated by Nelson Evergreen
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 Troy is quietly reading a Batman comic when all hell breaks loose. He's caught up in a terrorist attack that kills his parents – so far so Bruce Wayne – but also reveals he...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2015
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Gamer
Chris Bradford - illustrated by Pedro Vergani
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 9+ From the best-selling author of Young Samurai, a new, action packed dystopian novel, with a striking lenticular jacket, sure to stand out on bookshelves! Particularly suitable for reluctant, struggling or dyslexic readers. Barrington Stoke...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/05/2015
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Ninja: Assassin
Chris Bradford - illustrated by Sonia Leong
Interest Age 8-11 Reading Age 8+ Action-packed and with no holds barred, this is a taut adventure story capturing the themes of revenge and honour that lie at the heart of the Ninja culture. Taka is determined to take...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2014
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Ninja: Death Touch
Chris Bradford - illustrated by Sonia Leong
One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2013 - Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 A dramatic new story in the popular Ninja series and this time the young students, including Taka who has now graduated to a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/08/2013
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Young Samurai: The Ring of Wind
Chris Bradford
With fast-paced action and non-stop adventure from page one no reader can fail to be hooked in to this terrific series set on the high seas in and around 17th century Japan. The series will captivate young readers including the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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Ninja: First Mission
Chris Bradford - illustrated by Sonia Leong
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. An action-packed adventure with strong messages of determination and self-belief and a terific twist in the tail. New Ninja Taka has a last chance to prove himself on a special mission demanding all the daring...
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/06/2011
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Virtual Kombat: A Pocket Money Puffin
Chris Bradford
Gripping action from start to finish in this tightly told futuristic story about a world in which the power of a game reaches far off the screen and into real life. After the virus has wiped out all the adults,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2010
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