The author of The Good Earth tells a
poignant story about two boys whose friendship and courage help
them survive an overwhelming tragedy
On a mountainside in Japan, two boys enjoy a humble life governed
by age-old customs. Jiya belongs to a family of fishermen; his best
friend, Kino, farms rice. But when a neighboring volcano erupts and
a tidal wave swallows their village—including Jiya’s family—life as
they know it is changed forever. The orphaned Jiya must learn to
come to terms with his grief. Now facing a profoundly different
life than the one he’d always taken for granted, he must decide on
a new way forward.
Written with graceful simplicity, The Big Wave won the
Children’s Book Award of the Child Study Association of America
when it was first released.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck
including rare images from the author’s estate.