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Heart of A Samurai

Preus, Margi (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 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
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: 9780810989818
0810989816
Branch Call Number: J PREUS
Statement of Responsibility: Margi Preus
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-301)
Subject Headings: Nakahama, Manjirō, 1827-1898 Fiction Japanese United States Fiction Japan Relations United States Fiction United States Relations Japan Fiction
LCCN: 2009051634
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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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