Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy

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Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy

by Rhoda Blumberg

First Release:

July 2001

ISBN: 0060293659

In nineteenth-century Japan, strict isolationist laws forbade citizens who left the country from returning. When fourteen-year-old Manjiro and four other fishermen were stranded on a remote island after a storm and rescued six months later, they could not go home. Here is the incredible story of how Manjiro became the first Japanese to set foot in America and took part in opening Japan to foreign trade. Photographs and prints. Author’s note. Bibliography.

  • ISBN: 0060293659
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 7.4, Points: 2
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