cover image SHIPWRECKED! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy

SHIPWRECKED! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy

Rhoda Blumberg, Author . HarperTrophy $7.99 (80p) ISBN 978-0-688-17485-9

From 14-year-old castaway to honored samurai, the first Japanese person to come to the United States had more adventures than the hero of many a swashbuckler. "With insight and flair, Blumberg relays Manjiro Nakahama's (1827–1898) story, handsomely illustrated with period drawings," said PW. Ages 8-up. (Jan.)