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The Big Wave

The Big Wave

by Pearl S. Buck
On a mountainside in Japan, two boys enjoy a humble life governed by age-old customs. Jiya belongs to a family of fishermen; his best friend, Kino, farms rice. But when a neighboring volcano erupts and a tsunami swallows their village, including Jiya's family, life as they know it is changed forever. The orphaned Jiya must come to terms with his grief. Now facing a profoundly different life than the one he'd always taken for granted, he must decide on a new way forward.
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Guided Reading
Tandem Library
Adventure, Classics

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