RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 28547778 LA English T1 So far from the Bamboo Grove A1 Watkins, Yoko Kawashima., PB Beech Tree Books PP New York YR 1994 SN 0688131158 9780688131159 9780833526632 0833526634 9780780740525 0780740521 AB A fictionalized autobiography in which eleven-year-old Yoko escapes from Korea to Japan with her mother and sister at the end of World War II. Though Japanese, eleven-year-old Yoko has lived with her family in northern Korea near the border with China all her life. But when the Second World War comes to an end, Japanese on the Korean peninsula are suddenly in terrible danger; the Korean people want control of their homeland and they want to punish the Japanese, who have occupied their nation for many years. Yoko, her mother and sister are forced to flee from their beautiful house with its peaceful bamboo grove. Their journey is terrifying -- and remarkable. It's a true story of courage and survival.