Ninja: First Mission by Chris Bradford

Ninja: First Mission

Written by Chris Bradford
Illustrated by Sonia Leong

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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 and strength he possesses. Picked specially for it by the Grandmaster, Taka knows that if he fails he will face death. But, can Taka succeed against such odds? Using all the skills he has so carefully acquired, Taka’s puts everything he can in this ultimate challenge. Guaranteed gripping adventure from the author of the hugely popular Young Samurai books.


Ninja: First Mission by Chris Bradford

Taka's desperate to prove that he has what it takes to become a ninja. He has failed the Grandmaster's test twice already. But when the clan's scrolls are stolen by an enemy samurai he has a chance to prove himself.

The Ninja Trilogy comprises -

Ninja: Death Touch
Ninja: Assassin

About the Author

Chris Bradford

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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72 pages


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Publication date

25th June 2011




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