Heart of a Samurai: a Novel Inspired by a True Adventure on the High Seas
Publish date: 2011
Publisher: Recorded Books
Edition language: English
Fascinating true story with okayish fictional execution.
An enjoyable adventure story--the cover calls it a 'real life adventure.' Being aboard a whaling ship in the mid-1800s can't have been half this romantic, but Preus focuses on the personal wonder of being possibly the first Japanese national to live in the USA. All the facts jibe with what I remembe...
An interesting middle-grade novelization of the life of Nakahama Manjiro, believed to be the first person from Japan to visit America in 1843. From humble beginnings, a set of circumstances leads a young boy into an unimaginable life and experience of a world unknown to his home culture. From Manjir...
This book is based on the life of a historical person, a shipwrecked Japanese fisherman who was adopted by the captain of an American whaling ship in the 1840s. Interesting, right! He eventually returned to Japan with knowledge of the outside world, knowledge of English, and practical knowledge of s...
Exceptionally well-written historical fiction and a great adventure story! An excellent book to pair with Rhoda Blumberg's Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy or Jim Murphy's Gone A-Whaling.
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