The House of Sixty Fathers

The House of Sixty Fathers Review

Tien Pao and piglet he names "Glory-of-the-Republic" after baby sister "Beauty-of-the-Republic" drift free in storm downriver back to Japanese territory. Following tiny mountain trails back to parents, he meets American aviator. Guerillas sneak them ...

Title:The House of Sixty Fathers
Edition Language:English

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    The House of Sixty Fathers Reviews

  • Leslie

    Here's one I've picked up for my little guy's library. We can't resist a book with a shiny medal on the cover. I like to read kid books between my "grownup" books because they are easier to focus on d...

  • Karis

    I finished this book with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. Why? Because, while this book is tough and raw to read for realistically portraying its subject, it’s beautifully written and acut...

  • Linda Lipko

    A few years ago when reading The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II, I learned more about the extreme animosity Chinese people hold for the Japenese.This 1957 Newbery Honor book ...

  • Cheryl

    Oy, talk about an adventure story. Takes place in China during WWII, so, educational - but also ever so exciting. A reissue would def. appeal to modern children. Sendak's art is wonderful, but not as ...

  • Tnb

    This is of the types of books I read as a second, third and fourth grader in a communist country. I happen to like such books. Митко Палаузов и Овчарчето Калитко are the ...

  • Chloe

    Yaya: I wish that there were five stars, but nobody else wanted five stars. I find it was cool when Tien Pao floated away by the bulls in the water and he didn't notice that one of them undid the twig...

  • Carole

    I pre read this book as part of my children's homeschool Sonlight Core F curriculum. This book was probably one of the most heart wrenching reads I have ever read. Yet it also brought tears of joy and...

  • Tess

    Ugh. Had to read this book for school. Just so boring. :( Goes on and on and on about simple details....

  • Louise O'neil

    This book was not what I was expecting, pretty intense at parts and emotional to read to the kids but we all thought it was a great book and loved the ending!...

  • Julia

    Oh, this book - the ending. So heart wrenching and so well told.Definitely makes for good discussions with your kids.My 13 year old likes this book as much as I do....