The book describes Manjiro's arrival in Hawaii and Massachusetts after that, his eventual return to Japan,his imprisonment and then his being named a Samurai, and finally his role in the opening of Japan to the rest of the world. A true story with so many incredible chapters! The illustrations are all very interesting as well! This is lenghthy picture book, and excellent!
Using inter-library loan I also borrowed Manjiro by Emily Arnold
McCully which is also excellent if a bit shorter, but brings new facts into the story.