Heart Of A Samurai

Author: Margi Preus
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613120087
Size: 34.63 MB
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In 1841, a Japanese fishing vessel sinks. Its crew is forced to swim to a small, unknown island, where they are rescued by a passing American ship. Japan’s borders remain closed to all Western nations, so the crew sets off to America, learning English on the way. Manjiro, a fourteen-year-old boy, is curious and eager to learn everything he can about this new culture. Eventually the captain adopts Manjiro and takes him to his home in New England. The boy lives for some time in New England, and then heads to San Francisco to pan for gold. After many years, he makes it back to Japan, only to be imprisoned as an outsider. With his hard-won knowledge of the West, Manjiro is in a unique position to persuade the shogun to ease open the boundaries around Japan; he may even achieve his unlikely dream of becoming a samurai. Accolades and Praise for Heart of a Samurai 2011 Newbery Honor Book New York Times Bestseller NPR Backseat Book Club pick "A terrifc biographical novel by Margi Preus." -Wall Street Journal *STARRED REVIEW* "It’s a classic fish-out-of-water story (although this fish goes into the water repeatedly), and it’s precisely this classic structure that gives the novel the sturdy bones of a timeless tale. Backeted by gritty seafaring episodes—salty and bloody enough to assure us that Preus has done her research—the book’s heart is its middle section, in which Manjiro, allegedly the first Japanese to set foot in America, deals with the prejudice and promise of a new world. By Japanese tradition, Manjiro was destined to be no more than a humble fisherman, but when his 10-year saga ends, he has become so much more." --Booklist, starred review *STARRED REVIEW* "Illustrated with Manjiro’s own pencil drawings in addition to other archival material and original art from Tamaki, this is a captivating fictionalized (although notably faithful) retelling of the boy’s adventures. Capturing his wonder, remarkable willingness to learn, the prejudice he encountered and the way he eventually influenced officials in Japan to open the country, this highly entertaining page-turner." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review *STARRED REVIEW* "Stunning debut novel. Preus places readers in the young man’s shoes, whether he is on a ship or in a Japanese prison. Her deftness in writing is evident in two poignant scenes, one in which Manjiro realizes the similarities between the Japanese and the Americans and the other when he reunites with his Japanese family." --School Library Journal, starred review *STARRED REVIEW* "Preus mixes fact with fiction in a tale that is at once adventurous, heartwarming, sprawling, and nerve-racking in its depictions of early anti-Asian sentiment. She succeeds in making readers feel every bit as “other” as Manjiro, while showing America at its best and worst through his eyes." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "First-time novelist Preus turns the true story of Manjiro into an action-packed boy's adventure tale." --Horn Book

The Samurai S Heart

Author: Walt Mussell
ISBN: 9780999291009
Size: 31.16 MB
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Japan, 1587. Sen must find a husband to marry into her family's swordsmith business. She seeks a Christian husband, though Christianity is banned. Enter Nobuhiro. Third son of a high-level samurai, Nobuhiro fled his harsh father and apprenticed himself to a swordsmith. He yearns to prove his worth. They seem an ideal match. But for Sen, the choice is faith or family. For Nobuhiro, choosing a Christian ends any reconciliation with his family. Can love be forged from the impossible?

Heart Of A Samurai A Novel Study

Author: Jane Kotinek
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781494820336
Size: 36.58 MB
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This is a 151-page complete novel study for Heart of a Samurai, by Margi Preus, that includes: vocabulary activities, open-ended questions, essay prompts, background information, conflict chart, point of view activity, theme analysis, cause/effect activity, character analysis, figurative language activity, time line, protagonist vs. antagonist activity, compare/contrast, plot activity, 4 quizzes, and a comprehension test.


Author: Tsunetomo Yamamoto
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3936018278
Size: 17.25 MB
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Der Samurai Von Sevilla

Author: John J. Healey
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641210577
Size: 69.25 MB
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Im Jahre 1614 segelte eine Delegation von Samurai-Kriegern und Händlern von Japan nach Spanien. Es waren die ersten Japaner, die europäischen Boden betraten. Vor diesem Hintergrund erzählt John Healey die Geschichte des jungen Kriegers Shiro, der von der Erblinie seines Vaters, des mächtigen Fürsten Date Masamune, ausgeschlossen wird. Als Bastard soll Shiro, in den Künsten der Samurai bewandert, eine Handelsdelegation begleiten, die den langen Seeweg nach Spanien auf sich nimmt. Für Shiro beginnt eine schicksalhafte Reise, die ihn zwischen die Ränkespiele zweier spanischer Adelsfamilien führt. Von seinen eigenen Leuten verstoßen, verliebt Shiro sich in die schöne und eigenwillige Guada, die einem Edelmann versprochen ist. Zwischen den zwei so fremden Kulturen beginnt eine große und tragische Liebe ...

The Heart Of The Warrior

Author: Catharina Blomberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134240333
Size: 56.52 MB
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Traces the development of the samurai, both in the way they regarded themselves and their role in society.

Awake Mind Open Heart

Author: Cynthia Kneen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786749393
Size: 62.13 MB
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Twenty-five years ago renowned Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche introduced teachings of the Shambhala warrior tradition—teachings that show how we could live as enlightened citizens and help create an advanced society based on fearlessness and non-aggression. Now Awake Mind, Open Heart makes these teachings accessible to the widest possible audience. Author Cynthia Kneen, who has conducted Shambhala Training workshops for more than twenty years, shows us how to develop personal power through direct, genuine experience and how to cultivate natural bravery, authenticity, and gentleness. Directed especially to readers new to Shambhala Buddhism, she also teaches how to develop genuine dignity by connecting to the strength and wisdom of the world as it is, and how to transform fear into fearlessness. This is an invaluable introduction to these ancient Tibetan teachings.

Samurai 4 Der Ring Der Erde

Author: Chris Bradford
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 3473384380
Size: 75.88 MB
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EIN JUNGER ENGLÄNDER. GESTRANDET IN JAPAN. AUSGEBILDET ZUM SAMURAI. JETZT BEGINNT DER KAMPF SEINES LEBENS. Jacks Kopf dröhnte und fühlte sich an, als wollte er platzen. Er blickte nach oben. Sein Fuß hing in einer Schlinge und das zugehörige Seil führte zu einem Ast hoch über ihm hinauf. Er war in eine Falle gelaufen. Die bange Frage war nur: Wie kam er da wieder raus? Als Ninjas ein englisches Handelsschiff angreifen, ist der Matrosenjunge Jack Fletcher der einzige Überlebende. Es gelingt ihm, sich und das wertvolle Logbuch seines Vaters an die japanische Küste zu retten. Doch Jack muss untertauchen, denn der neue Herrscher Japans verfolgt erbarmungslos alle Ausländer. Auf der Flucht gewähren ihm ausgerechnet die Erzfeinde der Samurai Unterschlupf: Großmeister Soke und seine Ninja-Kämpfer ...

Samurai S Heart

Author: Jamie K. Schmidt
ISBN: 9781980737674
Size: 79.47 MB
Format: PDF
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Girl meets Boy. Boy is possessed by the ghost of a disgraced samurai. It sounds like a typical plot for a Japanese manga--except it's Ashley Connors's real life. Expatriate Ashley loves her job translating Japanese video game scripts into English. The fact that she has Kai, her scorching-hot lover, right on the premises only adds to the appeal. When Kai's body is invaded by the sexy sword-wielding spirit of a disgraced samurai, Ashley thinks she has the best of both worlds--two men for the price of one. However, only one of those men are faithful, even though they both use the same body. When Terasaka reverts to the lecherous and violent ways that made him a ronin back in feudal Japan, Ashley escapes back to the States as fast as she can. Yet there are some things a girl can't outrun, and a ghost ronin is one of them. Terasaka isn't the only entity that followed Ashley home. Nor is he the only entity that would like a free ride in somebody else's skin. Lust demon Sada wants her piece of Kai, and it's obvious that she's never satisfied. Ashley and Terasaka need to band together if they're to save Kai's soul and create a future they can all live--and love with, forever.