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So Far from the Bamboo Grove (Paperback)
by Yoko Kawashawa Watkins
(148 customer reviews)    
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5 of 35 people found the following review helpful:

An excellent, honest book, June 3, 1999
Reviewer: A reader
This book is definetely one of the bests books I haver ever read! We were assigned it at school and we were givin two weeks to read it, I finnished it in TWO DAYS! It so was so execelent! It was so honest and it told what ti was like to be going through a war and how awful it was! I would only recommend it to kids who can handle the intensity of certain parts, the author doesn't hold anything back! But I'm sure they will enjoy it!

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4 of 34 people found the following review helpful:

This book is compelling, realistic, and unforgettable., June 2, 1999
Reviewer: A reader
This book is compelling, a page-turner, realistic and unforgettable.

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5 of 35 people found the following review helpful:

A winner with seventh graders!, May 30, 1999
Reviewer: A reader
As a seventh grade English teacher, I am always searching for books that my students will not only read but enjoy. The kids absolutely love this book and voluntarily read the sequal. They are forever touched by Yoko's story.

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5 of 34 people found the following review helpful:

Yoko has to face the horror of living during World War II, May 19, 1999
Reviewer: A reader
This book is facinating. It has good details. The characters of this book play a horrible role. They have to face living through a War. This book is very emotional and good. It makes you feel like you are actually there. It has a good plot and it's a great adventure.

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5 of 35 people found the following review helpful:

Great Book, May 19, 1999
Reviewer: A reader
This book is an autobiographical account of World War II through the eyes of 11 year old Yoko in Japan. It tells of her journey through Japan in order to get to safety from the war. At home, everyone is prepared to leave. Her brother is away making ammo for the army. She has to leave home without him and doesn't know if she'll ever see him again. With this thought she is constantly afraid of being caught. Everyday, she is plagued with another fear worse than the day before. I think that this book was really good and imformative.

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5 of 35 people found the following review helpful:

A book I will never forget, May 15, 1999
Reviewer: A reader
Yoko is a girl my age, (11-years-old) growing up during the Korean war. The book explains her life-changing struggles and hardships on this journey for peaceful life. We are reading it in school, and I cannot wait to read more. In the prolouge when Yokp says, "I was at the bottom of the bottom," I think everyone who reads this book will agree that she's right.

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5 of 35 people found the following review helpful:

I thought this book was very good and educational., May 14, 1999
Reviewer: A reader
I thought this book was an extremely powerful book. I learned a lot about the pain many people in the war had to go through, including people from both sides of the story...meaning the Koreans and the Japanese. Although when reading this book you notice that Mrs. Kawashima's writing is not extremely advanced, this kind of adds to the story. The reason this book is so wonderful to read is not because of how good the actual writing is, it's because of how amazing the story Yoko is telling is. Since this is a completely true story it really adds to the book; it's not just a story but a tale of one's life. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is debating on reading it. It really puts things in perspective and is a very exciting, adventurous, educational and pleasurable book for anyone to read.

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5 of 35 people found the following review helpful:

My son seems to really like it so far., May 2, 1999
Reviewer: A reader
Basically my son is reading this book for a book report. I am basically looking for any picture to attach to this report. Also any other input would be appreciated. He seems to understand the book, and I am having him do a summary after each chapter to prepare for the book report thanks Pam

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4 of 34 people found the following review helpful:

Matthew Jewell/ March 28 1999., March 29, 1999
Reviewer: A reader
I realy injoyed this book. I just read this book,and I really would recomend this book to other people. I found some sad parts in the book but not sad enough for tears. Once I got into the 3 chapter i couldn't put the book down. I will never forget that I read this book when I was a kid.

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5 of 35 people found the following review helpful:

A reader from, Harare, Zimbabwe, March 28, 1999, March 29, 1999
Reviewer: A reader
I really injoyed this book. I just read it, for class book reading. I found some parts in the book that were very sad, but not sad enough for tears. This book was one of the books that I cant put down. Once I was into the 3 chapter i couldn't stop reading the book. I will never forget that I read this book as a young kid.

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