The House of Sixty Fathers

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Paperback. Pub Date: 1956 Pages: 208 Publisher: Harper Collins 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 eaks 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 s...

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THE HOUSE OF SIXTY FATHERSTien 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."

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"Not only a tense adventure story but also a moving picture of one samll boy's tenacious courage."--"The New York Times"

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