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Heart of A Samurai

Preus, Margi (Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Heart of A Samurai
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In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.
Authors: Preus, Margi
Title: Heart of a samurai
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2010
Characteristics: 301 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "Based on the true story of Nakahama Manjiro."
Summary: In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.
ISBN: 0810989816
9780810989818
Branch Call Number: J PREUS
Statement of Responsibility: Margi Preus
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-301)
Subject Headings: United States Relations Japan Juvenile fiction Japan Relations United States Juvenile fiction Japanese United States Juvenile fiction Nakahama, Manjirō, 1827-1898 Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Japanese
LCCN: 2009051634
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In 1841, long before Japan was open to the world, a group of
shipwrecked Japanese fishermen was saved by an American
whaling vessel. Amongst the group was a 14-year old boy
named Manjiro who became the 1st Japanese to set foot in the
United States when he chose to go with the ship’s captain t... Read More »


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Jun 12, 2012
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This is a good piece of historical fiction for teens, written with a young protagonist that teens can relate to.

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I really loved this book even though it was kinda slow i absoloutely loved one of my favourite non-fiction books

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