A Thousand Pails of WaterBy
Written By Ronald Roy, Illustrated by Vo-Dinh Mai
Can a small boy in a tiny fishing village rescue a huge beached whale? Is it an impossible task? Impossible or not, Yukio looks into the eyes of the whale and promises that he will bring 1,000 pails of water to keep it alive until the tide comes back in.
Illustrations by Vietnamese artist Vo-Dinh Mai appear as wonderful woodcut images on the inside book cover. The interior pages are gentle black and white drawings that share the urgency of the story and the powerful desire of this young boy to make a difference.
A tale of compassion in action, woven together with the story of a young child, his father and grandfather come together in an inspiring book you will want to read over and over again.
A small boy's infectious determination saves the life of a whale beached near an oriental whaling village.