When the Cherry Blossoms Fell: A Cherry Blossom Book (Paperback)

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When the Cherry Blossoms Fell: A Cherry Blossom Book (Paperback)


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This is book number 1 in the Cherry Blossom Book series.

Short-listed for the 2012 Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award and for the 2011 Hackmatack Children's Choice Award

Nine-year-old Michiko Minagawa bids her father good-bye before her birthday celebration. She doesn't know the government has ordered all Japanese-born men out of the province. Ten days later, her family joins hundreds of Japanese-Canadians on a train to the interior of British Columbia. Even though her aunt Sadie jokes about it, they have truly reached the Land of No. There are no paved roads, no streetlights and not streetcars. The house in which they are to live is dirty and drafty. At school Michiko learns the truth of her situation. She must face local prejudice, the worst winter in forty years and her first Christmas without her father.

Jennifer Maruno is a long-time educator. Her debut novel, "When the Cherry Blossoms Fell," was shortlisted for the Hackmatack Award and the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Readers Choice Award. She is also the author of "Warbird," "Cherry Blossom Winter," "Kid Soldier," and "Totem." She lives in Burlington, Ontario.
Product Details ISBN: 9781894917834
ISBN-10: 1894917839
Publisher: Napoleon and Co
Publication Date: April 15th, 2009
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Cherry Blossom Book