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The Whale that Fell in Love with a Submarine By Akiyuki Nosaka Ginny Tapley Takemori,

  • Title: The Whale that Fell in Love with a Submarine
  • Author: Akiyuki Nosaka Ginny Tapley Takemori
  • ISBN: 9781782690276
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • A whale falls in love with a military submarine, and dies courting her a mother caught in a fire following a bombing gives all her body s water to save her son, and her desiccated form turns into a kite a wolf rescues a sick child abandoned by her parents, only to die himself at the hand of men However, bunkers can also become real homes, a small Japanese girl and an AmA whale falls in love with a military submarine, and dies courting her a mother caught in a fire following a bombing gives all her body s water to save her son, and her desiccated form turns into a kite a wolf rescues a sick child abandoned by her parents, only to die himself at the hand of men However, bunkers can also become real homes, a small Japanese girl and an American POW briefly understand each other and a miraculous tree feeds starving childrenThis is war, no doubt, but told by someone who understands how children truly experience war and its aftermath the bombings and parents deaths, the life of orphans who roam the streets, the starvation and blind violence in a society beyond destruction.Akiyuki Nosaka remembers what it was like to be a child caught in war torn Japan in 1945, and he retells his experiences in this collection of powerful and beautifully expressive stories for children.
    The Whale that Fell in Love with a Submarine A whale falls in love with a military submarine and dies courting her a mother caught in a fire following a bombing gives all her body s water to save her son and her desiccated form turns into a ki

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    1. Things I Find While ShelvingI received a free ARC via NetGalleyThese stories are all very surreal, which didn t surprise me In fact, that s kind of what I was hoping for.I m not really sure how to review them beyond saying I found them all very well written, kind of haunting, illustrating the best and or the worst of humanity in difficult and dangerous times.I m not really sure what else to say I really liked all of these stories, very well written and thought provoking.

    2. Yay, I am finally done with this book Mind you, I had to read this during break times at work cause I m borrowing it the perks I enjoyed all of the stories in this book Totally good if you re starting to read literature

    3. Beautiful, subtly brutal tales about children in Japan in the summer of 1945 Written by the author of Grave of the Fireflies, I knew this would be a heartbreaker.

    4. Out of extraordinary times comes extraordinary literature, and that s certainly the case with this book of fable type Japanese short stories They all centre around VJ Day the submission by the Emperor of Japan to finally end WWII and do so with galling, shocking, powerfully emotional and emotive darkness At first we get something twee a large whale that we are told is just too off puttingly buy for the female of his species, even if they are regularly larger He seems to find a mate in a submarin [...]

    5. Truly beautiful stories that show the best of humanity and the worst of humanity both at the same time From kamikaze pilots, to innocent civilians trying to shelter from bombs, both sides of the horrors of war are told here, and to heart breaking effect.Why did I only give it 4 stars Because I felt some of the stories were just too harrowing for children So many of the stories end in horrible deaths, that the book haunted me long after I d put it down, and I m a grown adult I remember how seeing [...]

    6. Thank you Net Galley for the opportunity to review this book.The Whale that Fell in Love with a Submarine by Akiyuki Nosaka is a series of short stories set in war torn Japan on August 15, 1945 The dreamlike quality of the writing makes the tragedy of war and death a surreal experience, from the first story of the oversized, lonely whale who falls in love with a submarine and ends up sacrificing itself to save his love during a submarine attack, to the story of the dying wolf who uses her last b [...]

    7. This is an interesting collection of short stories set in Japan on the last day of WWII I rated this book a 4, but for adults for children I would give of a 2 2.5 The main reason being that while these stories are incredibly interesting and give a view into Japanese culture, they are really pessimistic and depressing on a much deeper level than even the Brothers Grimm In almost every story the main characters die and their death does nothing to teach a lesson or right a wrong They just die beca [...]

    8. This book provides a devastatingly beautiful insight into the impact WWII had on Japan, and Japanese civilians in particular.The book is comprised of short stories, not linked to each other, and all the stories provide a different perspective on the suffering of Japanese children All stories are set either on or around the 15th of August 1945, and all are tragic.It s a heavy read, but well worth it Besides the aesthetic qualities of this work, there is also definitely some didactic merit and pur [...]

    9. This book is surreal and devastating Even though it s very short, it took me many months to read as I needed to have a break after each story I loved it.

    10. If I were to make cultural assumptions based on reading this book, I d say that the Japanese don t really buy into the American style hunky dory happy ending business No, they prefer the rip your heart out, slam it to the floor, crushing it under your heel while rubbing salt into the gaping hole that once was your chest kind of conclusion You will feel, and feel deeply, but differently.

    11. A very interesting book.Allows to to take a glimpse into the state of mind of a society which went through an extremely traumatic event the bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Optimism isn t the name of the game in this collection of short stories, but the way the author presents the agony of an entire generation in the form of children tales is worthy of praise.

    12. I fell in love with the title, and the book that came with it did not disappoint This made me laugh, made me cry like a baby in public , and was wonderfully surprising Not your standard stories but absolutely worth a read, or 6.

    13. Thank You to Netgalley for allowing me to review this title.An interesting collection of short stories These are not cheery stories for children far from it these are dark But they create a stunning call for peace.

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