The House Of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DejongThe House Of Sixty Fathers by Meindert Dejong

The House Of Sixty Fathers

byMeindert Dejong

Paperback | August 28, 1987

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Tien Pao is all alone in enemy territoy. Only a few days before, his family had escaped from the Japanese army, fleeing downriver by boat. Then came the terrible rainstorm. Tien Pao was fast asleep in the little sampan when the boat broke loose from its moorings and drifted right back to the Japanese soldiers. With only his lucky pig for company, Tien Pao must begin a long and dangerous journey in search of his home and family.

‘A vividly realistic story of China during the early days of the Japanese invasion [which tells of young Tien Pao’s journey to find his family].’ —C.‘Valuable as enrichment literature for elementary students involved in Chinese studies.’ —Scholastic Teacher.

About The Author

Meindert DeJong is the award-winning author of many classic books for children, including the Newbery Medal-winning The Wheel On The Schooland the Newbery Honor-winning Along Came A Dog, Shadrach,and The House Of Sixty Fathers, all available in Harper Trophy editions and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Among Mr. Sendak's other popular ...
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Title:The House Of Sixty FathersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.42 inPublished:August 28, 1987Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064402002

ISBN - 13:9780064402002

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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After escaping from the Japanese army with his family, Tien Pao, sleeping alone in the boat, drifts back towards the Japanese soldiers during a storm. Now he must find his family and safety again.

Editorial Reviews

"Not only a tense adventure story but also a moving picture of one samll boy's tenacious courage." (The New York Times)