Young Samurai

The Way of the Sword

By Chris Bradford
(Disney-Hyperion, Hardcover, 9781423120254, 432pp.)

Publication Date: March 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring '09 Kids List
“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


After being shipwrecked in Japan, adopted, and taught the Way of the Warrior at samurai school, Jack is ready to embark on the next chapter of his training: the Way of the Sword.

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