This book is about a japanese boy named Manjiro in 1840s Japan. He and his fishing partners get lost at sea and are discovered by an American whaling ship, the John Howland. While stopping in Hawaii, Manjiro gets the chance to go to America and be the first Japanese person to come to America. Will he take the offer or stay with his friends? Find out when you read this book!
This book gives a great description of life in 1840s USA and Japan. Also, it has illistrations that show how the characters look and a japanese interpretation on life in America.