Chris Bradford

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Chris Bradford

Chris Bradford is the author of the hugely popular Young Samurai series. In writing the series, Chris researched everything from samurai swordsmanship to ninjutsu in the most practical way possible: he learned the skills himself. An avid martial artist, he names his samurai sword as his most treasured possession. The Young Samurai stories are set in Japan in the 1500s; lead character Jack risks his life to rescue people, avoiding deadly rivals and learning the skills he needs to survive as a ninja.

Chris’ established reputation as a leading action writer has grown with the recent release of his Bodyguard: Hostage, in which teenage bodyguard Connor Reeves must protect a kidnapping target. He has been published in over 20 languages, and nominated for nearly as many awards. His hands-on commitment to understanding the world of his stories accurately marks him out as one of the most engaging writers and speakers in his field.

Website: chrisbradford.co.uk

Bodyguard

After being recruited into the ranks of a covert young bodyguard squad, 14-year-old Connor Reeves is tasked with protecting the rich, famous and powerful.

Title AR Quiz Number Interest Level Book Level
Bodyguard: Hostage 224729 Middle Years 6.3
Bodyguard: Ransom Coming soon

Young Samurai

Young Samurai follows the adventures of a young Samurai warrior in training in 17th century Japan. It will appeal to boys, but he has a feisty female sidekick to capture girls’ imaginations, too!

Title AR Quiz Number Interest Level Book Level
Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior 213183 Middle Years 6.4
Young Samurai: The Way of the Swordr 215422 Middle Years 6.7
Young Samurai: The Way of the Dragon 216961 Middle Years 6.1
Young Samurai: The Ring of the Earth 218586 Middle Years 5.8
Young Samurai: The Ring of Water 219863 Middle Years 6.1
Young Samurai: The Ring of Fire 220587 Middle Years 6.1
Young Samurai: The Ring of Wind 222612 Middle Years 6.5
Young Samurai: The Ring of Sky 222638 Upper Years 6.7

In addition, a special edition Young Samurai: The Way of Fire was published for 2010’s World Book Day.

Ninja

This series is written with younger and struggling readers in mind. Published by Barrington Stoke, they are dyslexia friendly and feature manga illustrations.

Title AR Quiz Number Interest Level Book Level
Ninja: First Mission 220022 Middle Years 4.0
Ninja: Death Touch 225244 Middle Years 4.2
Ninja: Assassin Coming soon

Other titles

Gamer tells the story of Scott, chosen to be a Virtual Kombat gamer. When a friend goes missing, Scott begins to wonder if it’s more than just a game.

Title AR Quiz Number Interest Level Book Level
Gamer 226091 Middle Years 4.1


Posted on 7 April 2014 at 9:00 am
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