Young Samurai The Way of the Warrior

Publisher: Puffin

It's 1611 and 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, he begins to learn the way of the warrior. But life in the samurai school is tough: can Jack prove himself - and take on a deadly rival?

This engaging historical adventure story will immerse young readers in the traditions and culture of Ancient Japan, including its complex codes of loyalty and honour. Bradford gained a Great Britain Sasakawa award for this book for his in-depth depiction of ancient Japanese society, and the samurai code in particular: he includes notes on his sources and language, as well as a glossary. 

Jack's story is continued in an exciting sequel, The Way of the Sword, which is followed by six further books in the Young Samurai series.

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