The Boy Who Risked His Life for Two Countries
From Booklist: "McCully's clearly written narrative portrays mid-nineteenth-century America as vividly as Manjiro's adventures, and both setting and characters come to life in this Caldecott-winning illustrator's dramatic paintings.'
Kirkus Reviews: "The historically rich text and the realistic watercolor illustrations capture Manjiro's life and times-both in Japan and New England-making this a first-rate introduction to a relatively unknown young figure in Japanese-American relations.'
From the Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books: "A map, bibliography, and thumbnail photograph of adult Manjiro are inclusions that will make this title as welcome to social studies teachers as it will be to armchair adventurers."
From School Library Journal: "An exciting account of a pivotal period in U.S.-Japanese history.'
From The Horn Book: "The story is well told and involving."