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Author Preus, Margi.
Title Heart of a samurai : based on the true story of Manjiro Nakahama / Margi Preus.
Imprint New York : Amulet Books, 2010 (Printed and bound in U.S.A.)
Book Jacket
 IRC Collection  Juv. PZ7.P92434 He 2010    AVAILABLE


Call # Juv. PZ7.P92434 He 2010
Phys. Description 301 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Note Subtitle on first printing: based on the true story of Nakahama Manjiro.
"Book design by Chad W. Beckerman"--t.p. verso.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-301).
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.
Awards American Library Association Notable Children's Book 2011; Newbery Honor, 2011; Booklist Editor's Choice/Books for Youth 2010.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011.
Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2011
Subject Nakahama, Manjir, 1827-1898 -- Juvenile fiction.
Whaling -- Juvenile fiction.
Samurai -- Juvenile fiction.
Japanese -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
Shipwrecks -- Juvenile fiction.
Castaways -- Juvenile fiction.
Rescues -- Juvenile fiction.
Adventure and adventurers.
United States -- Relations -- Japan -- Juvenile fiction.
Japan -- Relations -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
Alt Author Beckerman, Chad, Book designer.
Amulet Books, Publisher.
ISBN 9780810989818