Ojiisan, the oldest and wealthiest man in the village, doesn't join the others at the rice ceremony. Instead he watches from his balcony. He feels something is coming; something he can't describe. When he sees the monster wave pulling away from the beach, he knows. Tsunami! But the villagers below can't see the danger. Will Ojiisan risk everything he has to save them? Can he?
Illustrated in stunning collage by Caldecott winner Ed Young, here is the unforgettable story of how one man's simple sacrifice saved hundreds of lives. An extraordinary celebration of both the power of nature and the power each of us holds within.---from the publisher
32 pages 978-0399250064 Ages 5-9
Keywords: tsunami, ocean, heroes, sacrifice, nature, power, empowerment, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, Asia, disaster