The Big Wave

ISBN-10: 0064401715
ISBN-13: 9780064401715
Author: Buck, Pearl S.
Interest Level: 5-8
Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: April 1986

Copyright: 1986

Page Count: 64


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Interest Level

Grades 5-8

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Q
Lexile: 790L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 2.0
Grade Level Equivalent: 4

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Asia

JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

Description
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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