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.
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- ISBN: 9780810989818
- Author: Preus, Margi
- Published: 2010 , Amulet Books
- Themes: Friendship, Islands, Rescues, Young adult
- Descriptors: Asia, Historical Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Japan
- No. of pages: 320