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The phone booth in Mr. Hirota's garden, Heather Smith ; illustrated by Rachel Wada

Label
The phone booth in Mr. Hirota's garden
Title
The phone booth in Mr. Hirota's garden
Statement of responsibility
Heather Smith ; illustrated by Rachel Wada
Title variation
Phone booth in Mister Hirota's garden
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the tsunami destroyed Makio's village, Makio lost his father... and his voice. The entire village is silenced by grief, and the young child's anger at the ocean grows. Then one day his neighbor, Mr. Hirota, begins a mysterious project -- building a phone booth in his garden. At first Makio is puzzled; the phone isn't connected to anything. It just sits there, unable to ring. But as more and more villagers are drawn to the phone booth, its purpose becomes clear to Makio: the disconnected phone is connecting people to their lost loved ones. Makio calls to the sea to return what it has taken from him and ultimately finds his voice and solace in a phone that carries words on the wind
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
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Smith, Heather
Dewey number
jC813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.S649133
LC item number
Pho 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wada, Rachel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan, 2011
  • Tsunamis
  • Fathers
  • Grief
  • Neighbors
  • Telephone booths
  • Gardens
  • Japan
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The phone booth in Mr. Hirota's garden, Heather Smith ; illustrated by Rachel Wada
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781459821033
Lccn
2019934057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
  • on1085152639
  • (OCoLC)1085152639
Label
The phone booth in Mr. Hirota's garden, Heather Smith ; illustrated by Rachel Wada
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781459821033
Lccn
2019934057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
  • on1085152639
  • (OCoLC)1085152639

Library Locations

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