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The Way of the Sword

(2009)
(The second book in the Young Samurai series)
A novel by

 
 
Jack's first year in Japan was more than tumultuous. He was shipwrecked, orphaned, adopted, hunted by a ninja, and finally turned into a halfway decent samurai after learning the Way of the Warrior at Niten Ichi Ryu Samurai School. Now Jack is ready to embark on the next chapter of his training - the Way of the Sword.

The Way of the Sword isn't easy though - training includes fighting blindfolded, lessons with a bo staff, and learning the lessons hidden in origami, all while withstanding the constant pressure of being a foreigner in Japan.

Soon Jack and his classmates hear that the school will be holding a contest - the winners of which will have the opportunity to learn the great samurai Masamoto-sama's secret martial arts technique. If Jack were to learn from Masamoto-sama, surely he'd grow strong enough to protect his prized possession - his father's rutter (a guidebook to the world's unchartered oceans)- from Dragon Eye - the ninja who slaughtered his father and vowed to stop at nothing to get the rutter.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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Hardback Editions

January 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Young Samurai: The Way Of The Sword
Author(s): Chris Bradford
ISBN: 1-4104-4404-X / 978-1-4104-4404-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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March 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Way of the Sword (Young Samurai)
Author(s): Chris Bradford
ISBN: 1-4231-2025-6 / 978-1-4231-2025-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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Paperback Editions

August 2012 : UK Paperback

Title: The Way of the Sword (Young Samurai, Book 2)
Author(s): Chris Bradford
ISBN: 0-14-134711-2 / 978-0-14-134711-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Young Samurai: The Way of the Sword
Author(s): Chris Bradford
ISBN: 1-4231-2937-7 / 978-1-4231-2937-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
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July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Way of the Sword (Young Samurai, Book 2)
Author(s): Chris Bradford
ISBN: 0-14-132431-7 / 978-0-14-132431-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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Audio Editions

May 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Way of the Sword: Young Samurai, Book 2
Author(s): Chris Bradford
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Way of the Sword: Young Samurai, Book 2
Author(s): Chris Bradford
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Way of the Sword: Young Samurai, Book 2
Author(s): Chris Bradford
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

March 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Way of the Sword, The (Young Samurai, Book 2)
Author(s): Chris Bradford
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
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July 2009 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Young Samurai: The Way of the Sword
Author(s): Chris Bradford
Publisher: Puffin
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