Kajikawa, Kimiko

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A wealthy man in a Japanese village, who everyone calls Ojiisan, which means grandfather, sets fire to his rice fields to warn the innocent people of an approaching tsunami.

Publisher: New York, NY : Philomel Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780399250064
Branch Call Number: j 398.20952 K13t 2009
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,30 cm
Additional Contributors: Young, Ed Illustrator


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A wealthy man in a Japanese village sets fire to his rice fields to warn unaware people of an approaching tsunami. gr. K-3

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Jul 23, 2013

A wonderfully written book & story. We all remember the Tsunami & this is a perfect book to read to kids about a delicate topic. This is a TD Summer Reading Club recommended book for Week 3's theme - Survive Sign up for the Reading Club by clicking on the yellow banner www.markhampubliclibrary.ca

Oct 03, 2012
  • forbesrachel rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Rather than focus on the negative, the author focuses on the positive story of the lives that are saved from a very real threat.

Sep 07, 2012
  • Mum_of_2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Powerful story of putting others first.


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