Review: The House of Sixty Fathers
The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Meindert DeJong is excellent reading for young people. He uses a simple writing style that repeats and reinforces main themes. And the themes of his books are glorious.
In House of 60 Fathers, the Japanese are attacking the Chinese, and a little Chinese boy, the main character, gets separated from his family. The Americans are involved, portrayed positively, and help bring him back.
If you have seen the Pianist movie, it reminded me of this (except age appropriate for young people and without gratuitous violence). Hapless person caught in the middle of the ravages of war, finds mercy and redemption.
Highly recommended to introduce children to the evils of mankind.
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