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Kajikawa, Kimiko.
New York : Philomel Books, 2009
IL K-3, RL 2.9
ISBN 0399250069
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A wealthy elder in a Japanese seaside village decides not to join the rest of the village during a rice harvest celebration. His decision leaves him in his home on the hilltop where he sees the signs of an approaching tsunami. His quick thinking action to set his own rice fields on fire seemed strange to his grandson, but the motives become quite clear when the whole village rushed to the hill to put out the fires and are saved from the tsunami. Let Ed Young’s illustration sweep you away! (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2011)
SUBJECTS:     Folklore -- Japan.
                        Tsunamis -- Folklore.

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