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Heart of A Samurai

Based on the True Story of Nakahama Manjiro
Preus, Margi (Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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
based on the true story of Nakahama Manjiro
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2010
Characteristics: 301 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Margi Preus
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 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Nakahama, Manjirō, 1827-1898 Juvenile fiction Japanese United States Juvenile fiction Japan Relations United States Juvenile fiction United States Relations Japan Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Japanese
LCCN: 2009051634
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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. gr. 5+

In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, 14-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.


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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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