25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 20, 2014

Julie Schumacher: IMG Dear Professor Fitger



Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
  1. $16.07 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Dear Committee Members

    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$20.25
New Library
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
4 Remote Warehouse Children's Middle Readers- A to Z

The House of Sixty Fathers

by

The House of Sixty Fathers Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Meindert DeJong is the winner of the 1954 Newbery Award for The Wheel on the School. The New York Herald Tribune praised this book for "its insight that stimulates the imagination and its clear beauty, like that of a Vermeer painting."

The scene of this latest book by Mr. DeJong is China, during the Japanese occupation. Young Tien Pao is alone on his family's sampan when the boat breaks loose from its moorings and is caught by the rushing waters of the river. When the sampan finally lands, Tien Pao is in Japanese territory. With only his pig for company, he starts on the long and difficult journey back to Hengyang and his parents.

The House of Sixty fathers could be the story of any child in any war.In his expressive pictures Maurice Sendak has caught the essence of TienPao and his faith, courage, and unwillingness to surrender his belief in the impossible.

The House of Sixty Fathers isbased on Meindert DeJong's actual experience, During World War 11 Mr. DeJong was official historian for the Chinese-American Composite Wing, which was part of Cbennault's famous Fourteenth Air Force. A young Chinese war orphan, the Tien Pao of this story, was adopted by DeJong's outfit. The boy chose DeJong as his special "father," and the two were devoted to one another.

Mr. DeJong wanted to bring the boy back to the United States with him, but because of legal complications he was unable to do so. However, the men in the outfit left the youngster well provided for when they returned to America. The Communists then took over that section of China, and DeJong has never heard what happened to the boy.

Synopsis:

Alone in a sampan with his pig and three ducklings, a little Chinese boy is whirled down a raging river, back to the town from which he and his parents had escaped the invading Japanese, and spends long and frightening days regaining his family and new home.

Synopsis:

The scene of this latest book by Mr. DeJong is China, during the Japanese occupation. Young Tien Pao is alone on his family's sampan when the boat breaks loose from its moorings and is caught by the rushing waters of the river. When the sampan finally lands, Tien Pao is in Japanese territory. With only his pig for company, he starts on the long and difficult journey back to Hengyang and his parents.

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:
9780060214814
ill.:
Sendak, Maurice
Author:
Sendak, Maurice
Author:
De Jong, Meindert
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
China
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
Historical - Asia
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Library
Series Volume:
no. 39
Publication Date:
19560101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.34x5.71x.88 in. .88 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

Other books you might like

  1. Island of the Blue Dolphins Used Mass Market $2.95
  2. Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented...
    Used Trade Paper $2.95
  3. All the Small Poems and Fourteen More Sale Trade Paper $3.98
  4. The Cat Who Went to Heaven
    Used Trade Paper $2.95
  5. Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum Used Trade Paper $4.50
  6. King of the wind Used Book Club Paperback $1.95

Related Subjects

Children's » General
Children's » Historical Fiction » Asia
Children's » Historical Fiction » Military and War

The House of Sixty Fathers New Library
0 stars - 0 reviews
$20.25 In Stock
Product details 208 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060214814 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Alone in a sampan with his pig and three ducklings, a little Chinese boy is whirled down a raging river, back to the town from which he and his parents had escaped the invading Japanese, and spends long and frightening days regaining his family and new home.
"Synopsis" by , The scene of this latest book by Mr. DeJong is China, during the Japanese occupation. Young Tien Pao is alone on his family's sampan when the boat breaks loose from its moorings and is caught by the rushing waters of the river. When the sampan finally lands, Tien Pao is in Japanese territory. With only his pig for company, he starts on the long and difficult journey back to Hengyang and his parents.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.