Michelle Isenhoff

Heart of a Samurai, by Margi Preus, 2010, Book Review

A storm, a shipwreck, and five stranded Japanese fishermen picked up by an American whaler. The problem?  They can never go home. Because of Japan’s strict isolationist policy and fear of outsiders, those who leave Japan can never return. The year is 1841. Young Manjiro, like the other fishermen, is suspicious of his blue-eyed rescuers. […]

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