An excellent Caldecott winner picture book to accompany natural disasters, weather, and character curriculum - an unforgettable story of one man's simple sacrifice that saved hundreds of lives.
The Real Ojisan
The character of Ojiisan is based on a real person, Hamaguchi Goryou, who guided his villagers to safety by lighting rice-straw fires. To learn more about this great man, visit the website of the Japanese museum dedicated to him:
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