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Hotaka: Natural Disasters

Hotaka: Natural Disasters
 

A powerful and moving story about one boy caught up in the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011.

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ISBN 9781760630003
Published 7 September 2017 by Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Heffernan, John
Edited by White, Lyn
Series Through My Eyes
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ISBN-13 9781760630003
ISBN-10 1760630004
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 7 September 2017
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Heffernan, John
Edited by White, Lyn
Series Through My Eyes
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Australian
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan, 2011 - Fiction
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 907563

Description of this Book

When the tsunami strikes the Japanese seaside town of Omori-wan, the effects are utterly devastating. Three years later, much of what happened on that day is still a mystery. As Hotaka sets about convincing local performers to appear at the town's upcoming Memorial Concert, he finds himself increasingly haunted by memories of best friend, Takeshi, who perished without trace in the tsunami. Then his friend Sakura becomes involved in an anti-seawall movement, and all too quickly the protest gets serious. As the town and its people struggle to rebuild their lives, can Hotaka piece together what happened that day - and let go of the past?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

John Heffernan lives Australia. He has written more than fifty books for young readers, over a wide range of genres and age groups. His books have won numerous awards. A journey through Afghanistan led to an ongoing interest in that country, and inspired the writing of Naveed: Through My Eyes. John writes with integrity and honesty, and his experience as a teacher has been invaluable in his writing and in his relationship with his readers.Series editor and creator Lyn White has been a primary school teacher-librarian for more than twenty years before completing postgraduate studies in Editing and Communications at the University of Melbourne. Lyn is passionate about children's literature and has great expertise in engaging students with quality texts. Her work with refugee children motivated her to create the acclaimed Through My Eyes series of books set in contemporary war zones. Lyn created and edited the Through My Eyes - Natural Disaster Zones series to pay tribute to the courage and resilience of children who are often the most vulnerable in post-disaster situations. Lyn is also an education consultant and conference presenter.

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