Heart of a samurai : based on the true story of Manjiro Nakahama
Source:Amulet Books, New York, p.301 (2010)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3566 .R4158 H43 2010
Keywords:1827-1898--Juvenile fiction, Adventure and adventurers--Fiction, Adventure fiction--Juvenile, Japan--Relations--United States--Fiction, Japan--Relations--United States--Juvenile fiction, Japanese--United States--Fiction, Japanese--United States--Juvenile fiction, Manjirō, Nakahama, Nakahama, Manjirō, 1827-1898--Fiction, Newbery Honor Books, 2011, Samurai--Fiction, Samurai--Juvenile fiction, United States--Relations--Japan--Fiction, United States--Relations--Japan--Juvenile fiction, Whaling--Fiction, Whaling--Juvenile fiction
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.
Lexile measure 760; Book level 5.4; Ages 9-14; Adventure, Historical fiction