Contributor biographical information for Heart of a samurai : based on the true story of Nakahama Manjiro / Margi Preus.

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Margi Preus has written many popular plays and picture books for children. She teaches a children’s literature course at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, where she writes for Colder by the Lake Comedy Theater and also watches for whales on Lake Superior. This is her first novel. Visit her online at


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Nakahama, Manjiråo, -- 1827-1898 -- Juvenile fiction.
Nakahama, Manjiråo, -- 1827-1898 -- Fiction.
Japanese -- United States -- Fiction.
Japan -- Relations -- United States -- Fiction.
United States -- Relations -- Japan -- Fiction.