by Margaret Hodges
illustrated by Blair Lent
The World's Work, 1966 [First Edition], illustrated frontispiece, illustrated throughout, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, ex-library with stickers and tape residue to front and back end-papers, previous owners inscription marked out on front end-paper, some foxing to one or two middle pages, a little creasing and minor markings to a few pages, dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some creasing dn rubbing to edges (see photographs)
"Here is the old, old man, symbol of age and the wisdom it brings; and his grandson, the very spirit of youth with its loyalty, misgivings, and impetuousness. Here is nature, angry and relentless, a tidal wave threatening to engulf the village. As the dramatic story unfolds and we watch grandfather Ojiisan set fire to his rice fields, we have a wonderful realisation of the dignity of man and his ability to fight natural disaster with the fruits of nature itself."