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The phone booth in Mr. Hirota's garden

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  • Running Time: 08:00 hrs
    Narrator: Dorrie
    BC Libraries Cooperative, 2020
    Note: This book was recorded thanks to support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


  • Author: Smith, Heather
    Contributor: Wada, Rachel

    When the tsunami destroyed Makio's village, Makio lost his father. Sadly, he was not alone. Everyone lost someone the day the big wave came. With the villagers silenced by grief, Makio's anger at the ocean grows. Then one day his neighbor, Mr. Hirota, starts a mysterious project that helps the villagers heal. How? Mr. Hirota builds a phone booth on a hill, giving Makio and the villagers a chance to feel close to their loved ones again. Although the phone is not connected, words are carried on the wind. Inspired by a true story, The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden is an honest and touching story of grief and recovery. --

    Original Publisher: [Victoria, British Columbia], Orca Book Publishers
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781459821033, 1459821033
    Collection(s)/Series: BC and Yukon Book Prizes 2020