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THE HOUSE OF SIXTY FATHERS
Tien Pao is all alone in enemy territoy. Only a few days before, his family had escaped from the Japanese army, fleeing downriver by boat. Then came the terrible rainstorm. Tien Pao was fast asleep in the little sampan when the boat broke loose from its moorings and drifted right back to the Japanese soldiers. With only his lucky pig for company, Tien Pao must begin a long and dangerous journey in search of his home and family.

‘A vividly realistic story of China during the early days of the Japanese invasion [which tells of young Tien Pao’s journey to find his family].’—C.‘Valuable as enrichment literature for elementary students involved in Chinese studies.’—Scholastic Teacher.

1957 Newbery Honor Book

Notable Children's Books of 1956 (ALA)

1956 Children's Book Award (Child Study Association)

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THE HOUSE OF SIXTY FATHERS
Tien Pao is all alone in enemy territoy. Only a few days before, his family had escaped from the Japanese army, fleeing downriver by boat. Then came the terrible rainstorm. Tien Pao was fast asleep in the little sampan when the boat broke loose from its moorings and drifted right back to the Japanese soldiers. With only his lucky pig for company, Tien Pao must begin a long and dangerous journey in search of his home and family.

‘A vividly realistic story of China during the early days of the Japanese invasion [which tells of young Tien Pao’s journey to find his family].’ —C.‘Valuable as enrichment literature for elementary students involved in Chinese studies.’ —Scholastic Teacher.

Synopsis:

THE HOUSE OF SIXTY FATHERS
Tien Pao is all alone in enemy territoy. Only a few days before, his family had escaped from the Japanese army, fleeing downriver by boat. Then came the terrible rainstorm. Tien Pao was fast asleep in the little sampan when the boat broke loose from its moorings and drifted right back to the Japanese soldiers. With only his lucky pig for company, Tien Pao must begin a long and dangerous journey in search of his home and family.



‘A vividly realistic story of China during the early days of the Japanese invasion [which tells of young Tien Paos journey to find his family]. —C.‘Valuable as enrichment literature for elementary students involved in Chinese studies. —Scholastic Teacher.

About the Author

Meindert DeJong is the award-winning author of many classic books for children, including the Newbery Medal-winning The Wheel On The Schooland the Newbery Honor-winning Along Came A Dog, Shadrach,and The House Of Sixty Fathers, all available in Harper Trophy editions and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Among Mr. Sendak's other popular books is his Caldecott Medal-winning Where The Wild Things Are.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064402002
ill.:
Sendak, Maurice
Author:
Sendak, Maurice
Author:
Sendak
Author:
D
Author:
De Jong, Meindert
Author:
ejong, Meindert
Author:
Maurice
Author:
by Meindert DeJong and Maurice Sendak
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
China
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Historical - Asia
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
90-6
Publication Date:
August 1987
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.125 x 5 in 6.48 oz
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
THE HOUSE OF SIXTY FATHERS
Tien Pao is all alone in enemy territoy. Only a few days before, his family had escaped from the Japanese army, fleeing downriver by boat. Then came the terrible rainstorm. Tien Pao was fast asleep in the little sampan when the boat broke loose from its moorings and drifted right back to the Japanese soldiers. With only his lucky pig for company, Tien Pao must begin a long and dangerous journey in search of his home and family.

‘A vividly realistic story of China during the early days of the Japanese invasion [which tells of young Tien Pao’s journey to find his family].’ —C.‘Valuable as enrichment literature for elementary students involved in Chinese studies.’ —Scholastic Teacher.

"Synopsis" by ,
THE HOUSE OF SIXTY FATHERS
Tien Pao is all alone in enemy territoy. Only a few days before, his family had escaped from the Japanese army, fleeing downriver by boat. Then came the terrible rainstorm. Tien Pao was fast asleep in the little sampan when the boat broke loose from its moorings and drifted right back to the Japanese soldiers. With only his lucky pig for company, Tien Pao must begin a long and dangerous journey in search of his home and family.



‘A vividly realistic story of China during the early days of the Japanese invasion [which tells of young Tien Paos journey to find his family]. —C.‘Valuable as enrichment literature for elementary students involved in Chinese studies. —Scholastic Teacher.

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