The Peace Bell by Margi Preus

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Yuko’s grandmother remembers that when she was a little girl many years ago in Japan, her town’s beautiful temple bell was taken away to be used as scrap metal for the war effort. She thought she’d never see it again. After the war the bell was brought to America by a U. S. Navy crew who found it abandoned in a Japanese shipyard. Most amazing of all, the bell was later returned to Japan as a gesture of friendship between the former warring countries. Told in evocative prose, this inspiring story based on the American-Japanese Friendship Peace Bell celebrates peace between nations.

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MARGI PREUS lives in Duluth,Minnesota, where a replica of the Peace Bell now resides. HIDEKO TAKAHASHI is the illustrator of many books for children, including Come to My Party and Other Shape Poems and In My New Yellow Shirt. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
Published September 30, 2008 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War, Children's Books.

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But during World War II, the bell was shipped away with many others to be used as scrap metal for the war effort.

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