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Big Wave, The

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Big Wave, The

by Pearl S Buck


Quick Overview

"The author's famous story of a Japanese boy who must face life after escaping the tidal wave destruction of his family and village . . ."--"Booklist." Illustrated with 18th- and 19th-century Japanese prints.


Kino lives on a farm on the side of a mountain in Japan. His friend, Jiya, lives in a fishing village below. Everyone, including Kino and Jiya, has heard of the big wave. No one suspects it will wipe out the whole village and Jiya's family, too. As Jiya struggles to overcome his sorrow, he understands it is in the presence of danger that one learns to be brave, and to appreciate how wonderful life can be. Size 0.53" H x 8.63" L x 6.87" W, 78 pages

Additional Information

ISBN 9780064401715
Author Pearl S Buck
Age Group 8-10
Book Type paperback

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