The whale that fell in love with a submarine.

ISBN: 9781782690986, 1782690980
OCLC Number: 908092088
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Akiyuki Nosaka
Translator: Ginny Tapley Takemori
Language: en
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Publication Place: London
English Publication Date: 2015
Notes: Contents: The Whale That Fell in Love with a Submarine; The Parrot and the Boy; The Mother That Turned into a Kite; The Old She-Wolf and the Little Girl; The Red Dragonfly and the Cockroach; The Prisoner of War and the Little Girl; The Cake Tree in the Ruins; The Elephant and Its Keeper; A Soldier's Family; My Home Bunker; A Balloon in August; The Soldier and the Horse
Related: Illustrated by Mika Private-Carlone
Abstract: A whale falls in love with a military submarine, and dies courting her; a mother caught in a fire following a bombing gives all her body's water to save her son, and her desiccated form turns into a kite; a wolf rescues a sick child abandoned by her parents, only to die himself at the hand of men. However, bunkers can also become real homes, a small Japanese girl and an American POW briefly understand each other and a miraculous tree feeds starving children... Akiyuki Nosaka remembers what it was like to be a child caught in war-torn Japan in 1945, and he retells his experiences in this collection of powerful and beautifully expressive stories for children.