The Big Wave

Paperback | April 18, 1986

byPearl S. Buck

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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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A Japanese boy must face life after escaping the tidal wave destruction of his family and village. At first he doesn’t believe that he can go on or that life is worth living. But soon he finds the will to continue living, thanks to the help of outsiders. This book is illustrated with 18th- and 19th-century Japanese prints that bring to...

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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 th...

Pearl S. Buck is the author of many distinguished books for children and adults.She won the Child Study Association's Children's Book Award for The Big Wave, the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Good Earth, and in 1938 received the Nobel Prize for literature.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.19 inPublished:April 18, 1986Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064401715

ISBN - 13:9780064401715

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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A Japanese boy must face life after escaping the tidal wave destruction of his family and village. At first he doesn’t believe that he can go on or that life is worth living. But soon he finds the will to continue living, thanks to the help of outsiders. This book is illustrated with 18th- and 19th-century Japanese prints that bring to life this boy’s struggles.