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The Way of the Warrior (Paperback)

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“Twelve-year-old Jack Fletcher is a rigging monkey on a British vessel navigated by his father until an attack on the ship upends his world. Washed ashore in Japan, Jack is rescued by a great samurai and begins a new life. when he is sent to samurai school, Jack undergoes grueling mental and physical training, and learns about bravery, integrity, and friendship.”
— Ellen Klein, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA


Shipwrecked on the shore of Japan, twelve-year-old Jack Fletcher is wounded and alone. His father and the entire crew have been slaughtered by ninja pirates. Jack's last remaining possession is his father's rudder, an invaluable book of maps and notes about the world's uncharted oceans. Masamoto-sama, one of Japan's greatest samurai, rescues Jack, adopts him, and sends him to samurai school, where Jack will be trained in the Way of the Warrior. Will it be enough to help Jack defeat Dragon Eye, the ruthless ninja who is intent on stealing the rudder at any cost?

About the Author

Chris Bradford ( is the author of "The Way of the Warrior" and "The Way of the Sword," and is currently working on the third book in the trilogy. Chris is a black belt and has trained in judo, karate, kickboxing, and samurai swordsmanship. He lives in England.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781423119869
ISBN-10: 142311986X
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Publication Date: February 16th, 2010
Pages: 359
Language: English
Series: Young Samurai (Paperback)