|aHeart of a samurai : |bbased on the true story of Nakahama Manjiro / |cMargi Preus.
|aNew York : |bAmulet Books, |c2010.
|a301 p. : |bill. ; |c22 cm.
|aIn 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions cast aways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.