The Big Wave
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tess_schoolmarm - LibraryThing
A short story by Pearl S. Buck tells the story of Kino and Jiya, best friends. Jiya's family is killed by a typhoon and he is taken into Kino's family where he grows up and learns to deal with grief ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AbundaBookworms - LibraryThing
This is a sweet international view of death and life and all that comes in between. I think it would be a great resource for anyone trying to deal with loss. The father has inspirational words on ... Read full review