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The Girl With The White Flag (Paperback)
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The Girl With The White Flag (Paperback)

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Paperback 130 Pages / Published: 30/09/2013
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New York Newsday called this memoir of a warhood childhood in Japan "one of the saddest and yet most uplifting books about childhood you will ever encounter." Separated from her family in the confusion and horror of World War II, seven-year-old Tomiko Higa struggles to survive on the battlefield of Okinawa, Japan. There, as some of the fiercest fighting of the war rages around her, she must live alone, with nothing to fall back on but her own wits and daring. Fleeing from encroaching enemy forces, searching desperately for her lost sisters, taking scraps of food from

Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc
ISBN: 9781568365312
Number of pages: 130
Weight: 179 g
Dimensions: 188 x 132 x 13 mm


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"One of the saddest yet most uplifting books about childhood you will ever encounter. ... A powerful document as well as a completely engrossing adventure." --Newsday


"[A] moving memoir... All will be touched by Higa's tenacity under impossible circumstances and will be reminded that children continue to be the worst victims of war." --School Library Journal


". .. her unaffected memoir serves as a reminder that in any war, 'noncombatants' suffer grievously." --Los Angeles Times Book Review


"A gripping story." --Mainichi Daily News


"A testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. [It] is a short book that you will not be able to put down once you start to read it." --City life News


"...an original, candid, and attention gripping autobiographical narrative which is superbly written and enthusiastically recommended..." --Bookwatch

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