Kino lives on a farm on the side of a mountain in Japan. His friend, Jiiya, lives in a fishing village below. Though they have hear of the big wave, no one suspects it will wipe out the whole village and Jiya’s family, too. As Jiya struggles to overcome his sorrow, he understands it is in the presence of danger that one learns to be brave.
This book is one students read in Hewitt’s Lightning Literature and Composition programs for Grades 3.