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The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: The Little Bonsai with a Big Story
Release Date: July 2015
I have brought several children books reviews from Tuttle Publishing as I love the cultural experience my son gets from these titles. We have visit China, Japan, Vietnam and other countries through stories. The Peace Tree from Hiroshima is another great tale based on a true story! This was great because my son got a bit of a history lesson reading this book.
This bonsai tree has been passed down from generation to generation in one family and even survived the Hiroshima event and the effects of the war. This bonsai witnessed a lot through devastation and rebuild. Every family member who was passed on this tree took extra care to make sure it stayed healthy and groomed. Then one year as America was celebrating its Bi-Centennial, many bonsai trees were donated to the Washington Arboretum by Japan as a gesture of friendship between the two countries. This bonsai was one of the one’s donated by its current owner. It would leave before another generation raised it, but it does not stay far from their hearts despite its new home.
If you are looking to instill a bit of history and culture into your child, this is a great book. My son is 7 and a great age for this story.
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