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Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior Kindle Edition
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Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior is the first book in this blockbuster series by Chris Bradford
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?
'A fantastic adventure that floors the reader on page one and keeps them there until the end' - Eoin Colfer
***You can learn more about Chris Bradford and his books at www.youngsamurai.com.***
About the Author
Chris Bradford has trained in karate, kickboxing and samurai swordsmanship. He earned his black belt in Zen Kyo Shin Taijutsu, the secret fighting art of the ninja. Before writing the Young Samurai series, he was a professional musician and songwriter and has performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
You can learn more about Chris Bradford and his books at www.youngsamurai.com.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
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)
. . . 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) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B002TJLF9A
- Publisher : Puffin; UK ed. edition (7 August 2008)
- Language : English
- File size : 10269 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 311 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #93,984 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #163 in Children's Sport (Kindle Store)
- #167 in Children's Historical Fiction (Kindle Store)
- #403 in Children's Sport (Books)
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even has Kanji characters and a lot about Bushido ...!! loved it..! Has 8 books in total..!
Top reviews from other countries
Without giving away too much, a young British sailor gets stuck in Japan and is taken in by a Samurai and the series follows Jack's story as he trains in the way of the Samurai and eventually strives to return home to his mother and sister.
The writing style is ultimately aimed at a younger audience and therefore is not too graphic (although at times can be quite dark in a good sort of way) nor is it a difficult read. However, the story is incredibly rich and vibrant throughout the whole series and is full of interesting characters meaning this is not a problem at all.
I would thoroughly recommend this to everybody.
There is drama and excitement throughout this book and the series, the importance of friendship, trust and inner strength of character is a strong theme.
The story transports you to another era, country and culture, you learn the language and overcome challenges as the main characters develops his knowledge and learns to cope with the perilous situation he is landed in.
Have recommended this book and series to my friends for both them and their kids to read.
Its well written, has strong characters and a fast paced plot. Well worth the price.