Shipwrecked! : the true adventures of a Japanese boy / Rhoda Blumberg. - SHERLOC
Shipwrecked! : the true adventures of a Japanese boy / Rhoda Blumberg.
New York : HarperCollins, c2001.
jB Nakahama, Manjirō BLU
80 p. : ill., map ; 29 cm.
Children's literature -- Juvenile literature.
Japan -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Japan -- Relations -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Relations -- Japan -- Juvenile literature.
Nakahama, Manjirō, 1827-1898 -- Juvenile literature.
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2004-2005, 6-8 Nominee.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 78-79).
In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.