The classic tale of a Japanese boy orphaned by a tsunami from the author of The Good Earth, the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. 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.
A man, who lost his wife and children in the great Indian Ocean tsunami is back where it all happened. As he breaks down on the beach, overwhelmed by his memories, he gets help from a mysterious woman. Together they start a journey that will change everything he has ever thought to be real about life and the world. This inner and outer adventure takes you to a new world and a new humanity.
MINI TREASURES: delightful mini picture books to treasure forever. ONE STORMY NIGHT 'One Stormy night, the wind was howling, the iron gate creaked and the black cat hissed. ' So begins Ruth Brown's spine-chilling ghost story of a night where not everything is as it seems. . .
Cecil the Littlest Ant may be small, but he's fed up with being bullied about it. The other kids at Aardvark Park tease him about his size, what they don't see is his magnificent courage. Cecil knows that the bullies are wrong about him, and to prove it he focuses on a new goal: he will become a great surfer! With the help of his Uncle Juba, Cecil learns how to master even the biggest waves. Armed with his new skills and confidence, Cecil shows everyone that if you believe in yourself, you can accomplish great things--no matter your size.
The best and newest big-wave surfing stories from the sport’s insiders More than a decade ago, John Long published his now classic The Big Drop, an unprecedented look at the larger-than-life frontier of big wave surfing. Since then, the sport has exploded in popularity. The big wave bar keeps rising as extreme surfers continue to seek out, surf, and survive a ride on the elusive 100-foot wave. The incredible stories of a new generation of thrill-seeking, death-defying surfers and stunning, full-color photography of monster waves fill the pages of this new collection by John Long and former surfing pro Sam George. A powerful, contemporary look at the men and women who live and breathe for the next big wave and the bigger, more dangerous challenge, The Big Juice presents a rich history of characters, controversies, heroism, humor, and tragedy that define the sport. With contributions from: - Ben Marcus, author of The Surfing Handbook and The Art of Stand Up Paddling - Chris Dixon, writer, Surfer magazine - Kimball Taylor, writer, ESPN - Bruce Jenkins, author of North Shore Chronicles; writer, Sports Illustrated - Drew Kampion, former editor of Surfer, Surfing, Wind Surf, and Wind Tracks magazines; author of The Book of Waves: Form and Beauty on the Ocean - James Hollmer-Cross, writer, Surfing magazine . . . and big-wave surfers: - Laird Hamilton - Dave Kalama - Evan Slater - Shane Dorian - Greg Noll- and more