The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong

The House of Sixty Fathers

By Meindert DeJong
Level 6

The House of Sixty Fathers is a well-deserved Newbery Honor Book, originally published in 1956 and considered a modern classic. I have loved all the books by DeJong that I have read. This story takes place in WWII as China is invading Japan and follows the fictional story of Tien Pao, a Chinese boy, who is separated from his family when his Sampan floats away during the night into enemy territory. The story is exciting and packed with educational value as readers learn more about the culture in China and the historical events of WWII. Tien Pao is a wonderful model of high character as he displays courage, kindness, perseverance, caring, and sacrifice for others. My family loved this book!

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region Asia, China
Period 20th Century, 1900s, mid-1900s, WWII
Genre Historical Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
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  • 5 Entertainment Value
  • 4 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
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