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The Heart of a Samurai

Margi Preus

Narrator James Yaegashi

Publisher: Recorded Books

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Summary

Praised as “a timeless tale” by Booklist in a starred  review, this Newbery Honor book by Margi Preus explores the cultural divide between the East and West circa 1841. When Manjiro, a Japanese teenager, is thrown from his fishing boat during a storm, he’s rescued by an  American whaling ship. Befriending the ship’s captain, Manjiro decides to travel with the crew to Massachusetts.  But years later, when Manjiro attempts to return to his homeland, he’s imprisoned as an outsider.
Duration: about 6 hours (06:11:44)
Publishing date: 2011-06-03; Unabridged; Copyright Year: — Copyright Statment: —