Shipwrecked!

The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy

by Rhoda Blumberg

On Sale: 01/07/2003

Shipwrecked!

The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy

by Rhoda Blumberg

On Sale: 01/07/2003

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School Library Journal Best Book

Parents' Choice Gold Award

Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

New York Public Library's “One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing”

Judy Lopez Memorial Award

Book Sense Pick

ALA Notable Children’s Book

ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice

About the Book

Any person who leaves
the country to go to another
and later returns
will be put to death.

This was the law in Japan in the early 1800s. When fourteen-year-old Manjiro, working on a fishing boat to help support his family, was shipwrecked three hundred miles away from his homeland, he was heartbroken to think that he would never again be able to go home. So when an American whaling boat rescued him, Manjiro decided to do what no other Japanese person had ever done: He went to America, where he received an education and took part in events that eventually made him a hero in the Land of the Rising Sun.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780688174859
  • ISBN 10: 068817485X
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 01/07/2003
  • Pages: 80
  • List Price:10.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Asia
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Transportation / Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical

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