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The last cherry blossom, Kathleen Burkinshaw

Label
The last cherry blossom
Title
The last cherry blossom
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Burkinshaw
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Yuriko was happy growing up in Hiroshima when it was just her and Papa. But her aunt Kimiko and her cousin Genji are living with them now, and the family is only getting bigger with talks of a double marriage! And while things are changing at home, the world beyond their doors is even more unpredictable. World War II is coming to an end, and Japan's fate is not entirely clear, with any battle looses being hidden from its people. Yuriko is used to the sirens and the air-raid drills, but things start to feel more real when the neighbors who have left to fight stop coming home. When the bomb hits Hiroshima, it's through Yuriko's twelve-year-old eyes that we witness the devastation and horror. This story offers young readers insight into how children lived during World War II while also introducing them to Japanese culture. Based loosely on author Kathleen Burkinshaw's mother's first-hand experience surviving the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, The Last Cherry Blossom hopes to warn readers of the immense damage nuclear war can bring, while reminding readers that the "enemy" in any war is often not so different from ourselves
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10522775
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burkinshaw, Kathleen
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 11-13
  • 750L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG+
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
5.1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bombardment of Hiroshima-shi (Japan : 1945)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Atomic bomb
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Families
  • Atomic bomb
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Family life
  • Atomic bomb
  • Families
  • Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
  • Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
  • Japan
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The last cherry blossom, Kathleen Burkinshaw
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 220)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1758460
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781634506939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781634506939
  • (OCoLC)914219486
Label
The last cherry blossom, Kathleen Burkinshaw
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 220)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1758460
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781634506939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781634506939
  • (OCoLC)914219486

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