Manjiro

Manjiro

The Boy Who Risked His Life for Two Countries

Book - 2008/09/30
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When he is shipwrecked and unable to return to Japan due to the chance of being executed, fourteen-year-old Manjiro is rescued by the captain of an American whaling ship who takes him to Massachusetts where he is torn between his second home and seeing his mother again.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2008/09/30
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374347925
0374347921
Branch Call Number: J B NAKAHAMA
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., 1 col. map ; 31 cm

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In 1841, Japan did not allow any foreigners in the country, and any Japanese person who left the country could be sentenced to death if he returned to it. Manjiro, 14 years old, is shipwrecked, rescued by an American ship, and taken to America, where he still dreams of returning to
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