The Girl With The White Flagby Tomiko Higa, Dorothy Britton (Translator)
Separated from her family in the confusion and horror of World War II, Tomiko Higa tells her own story of survival on the battlefields of Okinawa, Japan. Fleeing from encroaching enemy forces, searching desperately for her lost sisters, opening the knapsacks of dead soldiers for scraps of food, risking death at every turn, seven-year-old Tomiko somehow finds the courage and strength to survive on her own.
This is an inspiring, unforgettable true tale of one child whose will to live and whose determination never to give up hope lets her triumph over the tragedies of war.
- Random House Children's Books
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- Age Range:
- 10 Years
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But I have to wait for it to be shipped! I have heard many great things about this book, my only complaint is that I wish it was in NOOK Book format!! =(
The girl with the white flag is a true story that takes place on the island of Okinawa during the year 1945. It is a interesting story about a girl who learns to survive on her own during World War II. Her mother dies when she was five, and her father goes off to war and never returns. So she and her two sisters brother are left alone not really knowing what to do. They go off looking for their father. They did not know if he died or if he was still alive. As they are looking from cave to cave, Tomiko loses her sisters somehow and is left alone...... I really liked the book. It is filled with adventure and sadness. So get your kleenex ready! We rated this book four stars out of five because it was filled with twists and exciting moments. Maybe if there was not as much killing we might have rated it a five. It is a interesting easy read book. We strongly recommend it. If you like biographies then the book is waiting to be read by you!
I first read this book int he 6th grade and was so moved and intrigued by the story, I had to read it again and again. I actually lived where the story took place (Okinawa) so it made it that much more important for me to read. It's a beautiful yet sad story about a young girl dealing with the ugliness of war and living thru it. Tho this book is targeting young readers, I highly recommend people of all ages to read and get lost in this book.