Born in the Year of Courage

By Crofford, Emily

Publishers Summary:
In 1841, having been shipwrecked and picked up by an American whaling ship outside Japanese territorial waters, fifteen-year-old Manjiro decides to go live in America and work towards opening trade between his country and the West.

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ISBN
978-0-87614-679-8
Publisher
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, c1991.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 1992

Gr 5-8 The hero of this historical novel is a Japanese fisherman who figured prominently in early U. S.-Japanese relations. Commencing with Manjiro's 13th year, when a disastrous fishing expedition left him stranded on an uninhabited island, readers follow the young man's life from his rescue by an American whaling ship, subsequent education in the U. S., pursuit of a seafaring career, adventures i...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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