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The Heart of a Samurai

Margi Preus

Praised as “a timeless tale” by Booklist in a starred review, this Newbery Honor book by Margi Preus explores the cultural divide between the East and West circa 1841. When Manjiro, a Japanese teenager, is thrown from his fishing boat during a storm, he’s rescued by an American whaling ship. Befriending the ship’s captain, Manjiro decides to travel with the crew to Massachusetts. But years later, when Manjiro attempts to return to his homeland, he’s imprisoned as an outsider. “Preus mixes fact with fiction in a tale that is at once adventurous, heartwarming, sprawling, and nerve-racking …”—Publishers Weekly

Praised as “a timeless tale” by Booklist in a starred review, this Newbery Honor book by Margi Preus explores the cultural divide between the East and West circa 1841. When Manjiro, a Japanese teenager, is thrown from his fishing boat during a storm, he’s rescued by an American whaling ship. Befriending the ship’s captain, Manjiro decides to travel with the crew to Massachusetts. But years later, when Manjiro attempts to return to his homeland, he’s imprisoned as an outsider. “Preus mixes fact with fiction in a tale that is at once adventurous, heartwarming, sprawling, and nerve-racking …”—Publishers Weekly
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Praised as “a timeless tale” by Booklist in a starred review, this Newbery Honor book by Margi Preus explores the cultural divide between the East and West circa 1841. When Manjiro, a Japanese teenager, is thrown from his fishing boat during a storm, he’s rescued by an American whaling ship. Befriending the ship’s captain, Manjiro decides to travel with the crew to Massachusetts. But years later, when Manjiro attempts to return to his homeland, he’s imprisoned as an outsider. “Preus mixes fact with fiction in a tale that is at once adventurous, heartwarming, sprawling, and nerve-racking …”—Publishers Weekly

Language:

English

Narrators:

James Yaegashi

Length:

6h 12m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:17


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

11:36


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

18:14


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

16:34


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

20:04


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

08:52


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

12:00


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

08:08


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

11:29


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

07:12


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

07:44


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

10:00


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

09:11


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

07:59


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

07:03


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

16:43


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

07:11


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

10:39


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

03:59


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

12:13


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

07:25


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

04:23


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

15:39


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

03:45


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

10:34


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

03:20


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

11:15


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

10:27


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

01:25


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

09:38


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

05:57


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

07:05


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

04:12


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

08:34


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

06:24


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

07:04


Part 5, Chapter 36
Part 5, Chapter 36

05:26


Part 5, Chapter 37
Part 5, Chapter 37

02:48


Part 5, Chapter 38
Part 5, Chapter 38

10:30


Part 5, Chapter 39
Part 5, Chapter 39

03:41


Part 5, Chapter 40
Part 5, Chapter 40

08:08


Part 5, Chapter 41
Part 5, Chapter 41

04:16


Part 5, Chapter 42
Part 5, Chapter 42

04:19


Part 5, Chapter 43
Part 5, Chapter 43

08:44