Heart of a Samurai

Heart of a Samurai

By: Margi Preus (author)Paperback

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A Japanese fishing vessel in 1841 sinks and its crew swims to a small unknown island to be rescued by a passing American ship. At the time, the Japanese borders were closed to all western nations so the Japanese sailors are frightened of their captors. They cannot return to Japan because the western ship will not be allowed into port, and even if it was, the fishing crew would end up in prison (or even put to death) as associates of the west. So the crew goes off to America with the western ship, learning English on the way. Our hero is Manjiro, a 14 year old boy, who is very curious and learns everything he can about this new culture. He ends up being adopted by the captain of the western ship and lives for a time in New England. Then he heads to San Francisco to pan for gold, but eventually he makes his way back to Japan where at first he is imprisoned, but then later helps the emperor to lower the wall around Japan. The emperor calls him a samurai, which had always been the boy's dream.

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About Author

Margi Preus is the author of The Peace Bell and two forthcoming books for young people as well as co-author of The Legend of the Ladyslipper and A Book of Grace. She also writes and co-writes plays, sketches, adaptations, comic operas and theatrical titbits for a variety of children's and adult theatre companies.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/08/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781419702006
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781419702006
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 1419702009

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