完司さんの戦争(NF読みもの)

Kanji's War

越智典子 文/コルシカ 絵 text: Ochi, Noriko | illus. Korushika

カテゴリー: Japanese Children's Booksおすすめ!日本の子どもの本読みもの/chapter books and novelsノンフィクション/nonfiction

『完司さんの戦争』(Kanji san no senso)

写真絵本を作るために珍しいコケを探していた著者は、シダに命を救われたという老人・完司さんに出会う。著者はコケの撮影のお礼に完司さんを訪ね、その意味を聞く。22歳の時、兵隊としてグァム島に送られた完司さんは、米軍の攻撃で左足を失い、米兵に見つかりそうになって、シダの茂みに隠れて命拾いしたのだ。その後、ジャングルの中をはいずり回りながらの逃亡生活を続ける。実家には完司さんが戦死したと通知があってお葬式までしていた。まるでサバイバル冒険物語だが、戦争で失われた青春が痛々しく胸に迫る。(野上)

出版社 偕成社
初版年 2020年
ISBN 9784036451104
ページ数 200頁
サイズ 22×16
対象年齢 11歳から
キーワード コケ 戦争 ジャングル サバイバル

Kanji's War

The author, who was seeking unusual mosses for a photographic picture book on the subject, ran into an old man named Kanji, who told him ferns had saved his life. Intrigued, the author visited Kanji to thank him for photos of moss and ask him to explain what he had meant. Kanji shared that he had been sent to Guam as a soldier when he was twenty-two during the Second World War. Attacked by American troops, he lost his left leg and was in danger of being discovered. He survived, however, by hiding among the ferns. He crawled through the jungle to escape and lived as a fugitive. Back home in Japan, his family received news that Kanji had been killed, and they even held a funeral. Although it may seem like an exciting survival story, the tragic loss of so many young men in the war is powerfully conveyed. (Nogami)

  • text: Ochi, Noriko | illus. Korushika
  • Kaiseisha
  • 2020
  • 200 pages
  • 22×16
  • ISBN 9784036451104
  • Age 11 +

Moss, War, Jungle, Survival


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