The House of Sixty Fathers - by Meindert DeJong
1957 Newbery Honor Title
‘Valuable as enrichment literature for elementary students involved in Chinese studies." - Scholastic Teacher
"Not only a tense adventure story but also a moving picture of one small boy's tenacious courage." - New York Times
Tien Pao is all alone in enemy territory. Only a few days before, his family had escaped from the Japanese army, fleeing downriver by boat. Then came the terrible rainstorm. Tien Pao was fast asleep in the little sampan when the boat broke loose from its moorings and drifted right back to the Japanese soldiers. With only his lucky pig for company, Tien Pao must begin a long and dangerous journey in search of his home and family.
About the Author:
Meindert DeJong is the award-winning author of many classic books for children, including the Newbery Medal-winning The Wheel On The School and the Newbery Honor-winning Along Came A Dog, Shadrach, and The House Of Sixty Fathers.