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Heart of a Samurai

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Heart of a Samurai

by Margi Preus


Quick Overview

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.


Fast-paced and full of adventure, this fascinating, true story is based on a real incident that occurred in 1841, and follows a young Japanese boy as he travels from Japan to America and back to Japan. Size 1.0" H x 8.2" L x 5.4" W, 336 pages

Additional Information

ISBN 9781419702006
Author Margi Preus
Age Group 9-13
Book Type paperback

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