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Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
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Jan 15, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2013-beehive-nominees, newbery-medal-honor
Read from January 01 to 13, 2012

Based on a true story, Heart of a Samurai is the story of how 14 year old Manjiro is swept away from his homeland of Japan and unable to return for many years. His journey takes him from lowly fisherman, to working on a whaling ship, to farm boy in America, to panning for gold in California, and back again on a whaling ship. I loved how Manjiro was so eager to learn everything about anything from the beginning clear through to the end. I listened to this as an audio book and the reader did a great job bringing this story to life.

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