Cover image for Heart of a samurai : based on the true story of Nakahama Manjiro / Margi Preus.
Title:
Heart of a samurai : based on the true story of Nakahama Manjiro / Margi Preus.
Author:
ISBN:
9780810989818

9781419702006
Publication Information:
New York : Amulet Books, 2010.
Physical Description:
301 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents:
Part one. The unknown -- The storm -- The samurai of bird island -- Part two. The barbarians -- The John Howland -- The hunt -- Oil -- Disappointment -- Ship life -- The invitation -- Seven breaths -- Dancer! -- Thieves and murderers -- Sailing away -- Treasure -- The hour of the dog -- Part three. The new world -- New Bedford and Fairhaven -- Samurai farm boy -- Fitting in -- School -- Victory without fighting -- The challenge -- Fall down seven times -- The race -- Love -- The May basket -- The Cooper's -- Part four. Returning -- The Franklin -- Whistling up a wind -- A moment -- The sea turtle -- Sailing close to the wind -- The Harpooner -- The whale -- Tori -- The daguerreotype -- The gold fields -- Part five. Home -- Between two worlds -- Spies! -- The Daimyo -- Nagasaki -- The road home -- The samurai -- Epilogue -- Historical note -- Glossary -- Bibliography and suggested reading -- Acknowledgments.
Abstract:
"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."--Title page verso.
Reading Level JCPL:
760Lexile.
Target Audience Note:
760 Lexile.
Format:
Book