Shin's Tricycle (Hardcover)

By Tatsuharu Kodama, Kazuko Hokumen-Jones (Translator), Noriyuki Ando (Illustrator)

Walker Childrens, 9780802783752, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1995



A beautifully illustrated true story of another family's experience of the bombing of Hiroshima. Shin's uncle is able to get him the impossible: the tricycle he desperately wants. He is riding the wonderful, brand-new tricycle when the atom bomb is dropped. Shin is found in the rubble, holding on to his treasure. He dies later that day, ten days before his fourth birthday. The tricycle now sits in the Peace Museum in Hiroshima.