The Peace Bell

Margi Preus; illustrations by Hideko Takahashi

Henry Holt and Co.

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Yuko’s grandmother remembers that when she was a little girl many years ago in Japan, her town’s beautiful temple bell was taken away to be used as scrap metal for the war effort. She thought she’d never see it again. After the war the bell was brought to America by a U. S. Navy crew who found it abandoned in a Japanese shipyard. Most amazing of all, the bell was later returned to Japan as a gesture of friendship between the former warring countries. Told in evocative prose, this inspiring story based on the American-Japanese Friendship Peace Bell celebrates peace between nations.

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Margi Preus; illustrations by Hideko Takahashi

MARGI PREUS lives in Duluth,Minnesota, where a replica of the Peace Bell now resides.

HIDEKO TAKAHASHI is the illustrator of many books for children, including Come to My Party and Other Shape Poems and In My New Yellow Shirt. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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The Peace Bell
Margi Preus; illustrations by Hideko Takahashi

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
September 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805078008
ISBN10: 0805078002
Picture Book
7 x 10 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 5 to 8
Grade Range: k to 3
$16.95
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