The House of Sixty Fathers Author:Meindert DeJong, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) THE HOUSE OF SIXTY FATHERS — Tien Pao is all alone in enemy territory. Only a few days before, his family had escaped from the Japanese army, fleeing downriver by boat. Then came the terrible rainstorm. Tien Pao was fast asleep in the little sampan when the boat broke loose from its moorings and drifted right back to the Japanese soldiers.... more » With only his lucky pig for company, Tien Pao must begin a long and dangerous journey in search of his home and family.
The House of Sixty Fathers is a poignant and touching story that takes place in rural China. Though it was originally purchased for my young daughter, the whole family ended up reading it and loving it. It has a special place in our hearts (especially mine- I cried and laughed every time I read it!).