Heart of a Samurai
Flyer by, Grace ; Book by, Margi Preus
Manjiro and his friends are from Japan. When fishing during a storm, their boat gets blown to an island where they have to hunt for food. To makes matters worse, barbarians show up asking them to go on their ship and they all fear that they will be cooked by them. Soon though, they find the barbarians are nice and are going to drop them off at Oahu to start a new life. But, Captain Whitfield decides that he wants Manjiro to be part of his crew. So, they start sailing back to their home state in America. When they get back, Manjiro is amazed at all of the new technology. But soon, Manjiro finds that Americans are not what they seem to be and all he wants to do is to go back to Japan.