by Laurence Yep


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From Newbery Honor award-winning author Laurence Yep comes a boldly written, fictionalized account of the bombing of Hiroshima, as seen through the eyes of 12-year-old Sachi. Based on the actual accounts of Hiroshima survivors, this riveting novella tells the poignant story of a young girl and a city destroyed by war--and healed by the courage to rebuild and survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780590208338
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/1996
Series: Apple Paperbacks
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 371,181
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Laurence Yep is the acclaimed author of more than sixty books for young people and a winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. His illustrious list of novels includes THE JOUNRAL OF WONG MING-CHUNG, A CHINESE MINER; the Newbery Honor Books DRAGONGWINGS and DRAGON'S GATE from the Golden Mountain Chronicles; The Tiger's Apprentice trilogy; THE DRAGON AWAKES: THE SAN FRANSCISCO FIRE OF 1906; and THE DRAGON'S CHILD: A STORY OF ANGEL ISLAND, which he cowrote with his niece, Dr. Kathleen S. Yep.

Mr. Yep lives in Pacific Grove, California, with his wife.

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Hiroshima 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
basically the title says it all. this book is just sooooo touching! i strongly reccommend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was based on many kids who died or survived in the bombing at hiroshima,Japan. The story tells of a girl who only her and her mother and a few other people survive the bombing and what happens afterword.A very good historical fiction book.
NoMicter1212 More than 1 year ago
Hiroshima is a book about war between the Americans and Japanese. So the age for the book for the book is around ten and up. It couldn’t be for eight year olds because I don’t think they are mature enough for this kind of stuff. I think they would be running around saying stuff to Japanese people that would offend them such as “USA bombed you guys we are better than you” I just think that would offend them and so they shouldn’t say stuff and possibly make another war break out. Another thing that I think would be bad is how they 8 year olds shouldn’t be learning about war and how to kill lots of people they should be learning other stuff like Math ,Science , or Language. My favorite part of the book is when the Americans drop the bomb. I think it’s interesting to see how the Japanese react they put a coat on and get under their desk. Afterwards when the bombs hit the girl goes flying across the floor and she hurries and runs to the nearest river and jumps in to cool herself down. The girl does survive, but she does have very bad burns and is very lucky to be living. I think boys would like this book a lot better than girls would because girls aren’t really in to killing things such as boys are too. Also boys are in to war things and most girls are not. Another thing is that I guess girls could like this book because it’s a very emotional book if you are an emotional person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago