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  • ISBN: 9780743546850 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0743546857 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 10 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Abridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Simon & Schuster Audio : 1987.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Abridged version of the book read by Jeremy Irons.
Summary, etc.:
The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film, tells of a young boy's struggle to survive World War II in China. Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him. Shanghai, 1941 -- a city aflame from the fateful torch of Pearl Harbor. In streets full of chaos and corpses, a young British boy searches in vain for his parents. Imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, he is witness to the fierce white flash of Nagasaki, as the bomb bellows the end of the war...and the dawn of a blighted world. Ballard's enduring novel of war and deprivation, internment camps and death marches, and starvation and survival is an honest coming-of-age tale set in a world thrown utterly out of joint.
Target Audience Note:
1130 Lexile.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > China > Shanghai > Fiction.
Boys > Fiction.
Shanghai (China) > Fiction.

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