Kenta and the Big Wave

Kenta and the Big Wave

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, c2013.
ISBN: 9781554515776
Branch Call Number: OHI
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.


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ArapahoeStaff5 Sep 24, 2016

Heartwarming tale of a little boy who survives the tsunami that stuck Japan in 2011, and how another little boy, across the world, helps him recover a little bit of what he lost in the aftermath of the destruction and devastation.

Oct 31, 2015

This is a good picture book for talking to youngsters about tsunamis.
Another: Seymour Simon's Extreme Oceans.

I'll read these with my first grader, before reading her 2 novels involving these concepts, The Big Wave, and Night of the Howling Dogs.

noah20051220 Apr 20, 2015

my bule is happy I like because it is one of my favorite colour

oakridge2015_0 Jan 28, 2015

When kenta ran to school . he had a practiced befor the wave could catch him.fatima

SPL_Childrens Jan 03, 2014

The tsunami that struck Japan in 2011 washed away many things, including a special soccer ball containing the name and address of its young owner. Kenta thought he would never see his precious ball again, but he was wrong. Months later, when it washed up in Canada, the boy who found it knew how much the ball would be missed. Although he couldn’t read the printing on it, he was determined to return it to its owner.

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SPL_Childrens Jan 03, 2014

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 6


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