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The way of the warrior

The way of the warrior

Bradford, Chris

August 1611. Jack Fletcher is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan, and 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. But life at the samurai school is a constant fight for survival

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Puffin, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Chris Bradford
ISBN: 0141324309, 9780141324302
Physical Description: 331p ; 200x130mm. : 222gm.
Series: Young Samurai
Subject: Samurai Juvenile fiction.; Japan Juvenile fiction Tokugawa period, 1600-1868.

Author note

Chris Bradford has earned his black belt in Tai-jutsu, the secret fighting art of the ninja. He has also trained in judo, karate, kickboxing and samurai swordmanship.

Before writingYoung Samurai,Chris was a professional musician and songwriter. He lives in the South Downs with his wife and two cats called Tigger and Rhubarb.


. . . 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||A beautifully written, excellently researched and thoughtfully presented work . . . Chris Bradford has caputered the essence of what it meant to be samurai||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