4 Dec 2014

The Wave by David Somerset

From the collecton Children's Treasure Chest

Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai PD
Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai.

A Japanese boy lives with his grandfather. On a very hot day, a low rumble comes and makes the house shake.

After an earthquake, an old man and a boy look out over the bay – watching the sea mysteriously retreat.

The village people find all sorts of marvellous things uncovered on the beach.

But the old man lights a fire on the hill and all the villagers think he has gone crazy.