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The Big Wave

by: Pearl S Buck
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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.

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.
Author :Pearl S Buck
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck was a bestselling and Nobel Prize–winning author. Her classic novel The Good Earth (1931) was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and William Dean Howells Medal. Born in Hillsboro, West Virginia, Buck was the daughter of missionaries and spent much of the first half of her life in China, where many of her books are set. In 1934, civil unrest in China forced Buck back to the United States. Throughout her life she worked in support of civil and women’s rights, and established Welcome House, the first international, interracial adoption agency. In addition to her highly acclaimed novels, Buck wrote two memoirs and biographies of both of her parents. For her body of work, Buck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938, the first American woman to have done so. She died in Vermont.

  1. Sahana Tatapudi, 5B

    This book is very inspirational and shows that sorrow is not the end of everything. It is about two friends named Jiya and Kino who lived in Japan near a volcano and beach. Jiya’s dad is a fisherman and Kino’s is a farmer. There was once a big wave causing a lot of destruction in the village friends were living in. This had an impact on me since it reminded me that one should be happy with what they have. When reading this book the author put me into the shoes of Jiya very well. The question “Is Jiya dead?” really hurt me as I was imagining Kino’s thoughts. Also, Kino’s Dad always said “Life is more than death” which meant to me that I don’t need to fear anything. I recommend this realistic fiction book for children 8 years and up.