Kodoku by William Emery

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The wind blows forever Across an ocean that never endsIn 1962 a young adventurer, Kenichi Horie, left the shores of his native Japan in a small sailboat he called the Mermaid. Three months later he reached San Francisco, becoming the first person to sail across the Pacific Ocean alone. Author William Emery and artist Hanae Rivera recreate this legendary tale of a courageous boy who dared to follow his dreams.

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William Emery grew up on the grass seas of the Kansas prairie, far from boats but still prey to wind and storm. He is the author of Edges of Bounty: Adventures in the Edible Valley. He lives in Salina, Kansas when he isn't dropping into California for a visit. Hanae Rivera traveled frequently as a child to her mother's homeland of Japan. After receiving her BA in cinema/TV production from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, she returned to her native San Francisco. This is her first book.
Published September 1, 2012 by Heyday. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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“Kenichi the brave, Kenichi the adventurer, but first, Kenichi the little boy sat perched like a bird along Osaka harbor.” In strongly cadenced prose, Emery places the young mariner aboard a custom-built sailboat and sends him out for intense mid-ocean encounters with a typhoon, whales, sharks, j...

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