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Kenta and the Big Wave - Ruth Ohi
Kenta and the Big Wave
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A tsunami has swept everything away -- including Kenta's soccer ball. When tragedy strikes Kenta's small village in Japan, he does all he can to hang on to the things that matter to him most. But amidst the chaos of an emergency evacuation brought on by the tsunami, Kenta and his family must... show more
A tsunami has swept everything away -- including Kenta's soccer ball. When tragedy strikes Kenta's small village in Japan, he does all he can to hang on to the things that matter to him most. But amidst the chaos of an emergency evacuation brought on by the tsunami, Kenta and his family must quickly leave their home. Climbing to safer ground, Kenta watches helplessly as his prized soccer ball goes bouncing down a hill and gets swept away by the waves, never to be seen again... that is until it washes up on a beach on the other side of the world, into the hands of a child who takes it upon himself to return the ball to its rightful owner. In this evocative picture book, Ruth Ohi's glowing art transports the reader to Japan with gentle images that offer reassurance amidst the background of an environmental catastrophe. Inspired by true stories of personal items being washed ashore thousands of miles away after the tsunami of 2011, Kenta and The Big Wave is about the strength of the human spirit and the power of Mother Nature. An afterword explains tsunamis to young readers.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781554515769 (1554515769)
ASIN: 1554515769
Publisher: Annick Press
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
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4.0 Kenta and the Big Wave by Ruth Ohi
a nice little book showing the terrible effects of a tsunami and the greatness of the human spirit, shown through both the story and illustrations, in a way that educates young children without frightening them. also includes a small piece at the back of the book explaining tsunami's a little more.*...
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