Tsunami! by Kimiko KajikawaTsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa

Tsunami!

byKimiko KajikawaIllustratorEd Young

Hardcover | February 5, 2009

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Ojiisan, the oldest and wealthiest man in the village, doesn't join the others at the rice ceremony. Instead he watches from his balcony. He feels something is coming; something he can't describe. When he sees the monster wave pulling away from the beach, he knows. Tsunami! But the villagers below can't see the danger. Will Ojiisan risk everything he has to save them? Can he?

Illustrated in stunning collage by Caldecott winner Ed Young, here is the unforgettable story of how one man's simple sacrifice saved hundreds of lives. An extraordinary celebration of both the power of nature and the power each of us holds within.

Caldecott medalist Ed Young was born in Tientsin, China, and brought up in Shanghai. He cites the philosophy of Chinese painting as an inspiration for much of his work. "A Chinese painting is often accompanied by words," he explains; "they are complementary. There are things that words do that pictures never can, and likewise, there...
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Title:Tsunami!Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.81 × 9.88 × 0.38 inPublished:February 5, 2009Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399250069

ISBN - 13:9780399250064

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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