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Young Samurai :The Way of the Warrior

Written by Chris Bradford

Part of the Young Samurai Series

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Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior is the first book in this blockbuster series by Chris Bradford 

Young Samurai :The Way of the Warrior Synopsis

August 1611. Jack Fletcher is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan - his beloved father and the crew lie slaughtered by ninja pirates. Rescued by the legendary sword master Masamoto Takeshi, Jack's only hope is to become a samurai warrior. And so his training begins. But life at the samurai school is a constant fight for survival. Even with his friend Akiko by his side, Jack is singled out by bullies and treated as an outcast. With courage in his heart and his sword held high, can Jack prove himself and face his deadliest rival yet?

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Young Samurai :The Way of the Warrior Press Reviews

. . . a fantastic adventure that floors the reader on page one and keeps them there until the end. The pace is furious and the martial arts detail authentic -- Eoin Colfer

A beautifully written, excellently researched and thoughtfully presented work . . . Chris Bradford has caputered the essence of what it meant to be samurai -- Sensei Akemi, eldest daughter of an old samurai family and Lecturer of Japanese Culture

A really exciting, action-packed martial arts adventure . . . the fast pace and attention to detail makes this a wonderful read for all children, whether they are involved in martial arts or not -- Steve Cowley, 6th Dan Instructor Kyo Shin Taijutsu

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ISBN: 9780141324302
Publication date: 07/08/2008
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780141324302
Publication date: 7th August 2008
Author: Chris Bradford
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Historical Fiction
Collections: Author of the Month, Chris Bradford,

About Chris Bradford

Chris Bradford is a best selling and multi-award-winning children’s author. He is professionally trained in a variety of martial arts, including samurai swordmanship, and has earned his black belt in Kyo Shin Tai- jutsu. Chris’s books, including the best selling Young Samurai and Bodyguard series, have been published in over 25 languages and have earned him more than 30 book awards and nominations, including the Brilliant Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. He lives in East Sussex. Read more about the author here.    

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