The Big Wave
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.
The famous story of a Japanese boy who must face life after escaping the tidal wave destruction of his family and village.
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The author of The Good Earth tells a poignant story about two boys whose friendship and courage help them survive an overwhelming tragedy
On a mountainside in Japan, two boys enjoy a humble life governed by age-old customs. Jiya belongs to a family of fishermen; his best friend, Kino, farms rice. But when a neighboring volcano erupts and a tidal wave swallows their village—including Jiya's family—life as they know it is changed forever. The orphaned Jiya must learn to come to terms with his grief. Now facing a profoundly different life than the one he'd always taken for granted, he must decide on a new way forward.
Written with graceful simplicity, The Big Wave won the Children's Book Award of the Child Study Association of America when it was first released.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author's estate.
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