The Big Wave

The Big Wave

Book - 1986
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His family and village swept away by a tidal wave, Jiya learns to live with the ever-present dangers from the sea and volcano.
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1986, c1976
Edition: 1st Harper Trophy ed
ISBN: 9780064401715
Characteristics: 57 p. ; 19 cm


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Jul 23, 2017

As noted in the loan, it is a story, not a novel. I had hoped for something longer, but I misunderstood that it was rather short. Nevertheless, the author tells in her style about two boys, one a farmer’s son and the other a fisherman’s. They face a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami caused by the ever-present active volcanoes that ring Japan. There are many good descriptions of the terrain, and she states philosophical points about life, death and being a human living where each of them do. Most of the story could be easily understood by a young teen, and perhaps she had that audience in mind when writing it. This I’d rate as not among her best works, but a quick read that leaves a satisfying ending.

vernessa7 May 02, 2013

A little sad a little scary and very adventurous by michael


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vernessa7 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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vernessa7 May 02, 2013

A big wave happens a kino's friend's mother father and brother dies in the big michael


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