FC: SO FAR FROM THE BAMBOO GROVE By: Claire Foucher
1: this book is dedicated to all the Japanese and Korean soldiers who died
3: Characters Yoko is the main character in the book. She is an eleven year old girls who is very brave and very strong. she is very strong and brave because in the book she got hurt many times very hard but she would always get back up. when her mother died she was very upset but she she new things were going to better and she would always be optimistic and look on the bright side just like her mother did.
5: Setting | this story is set in Japan and Korea. it was during World War II and Japanese soldiers and Korean soldiers were fighting against each other. Yoko's house was being attacked by Korean soldiers because of her dad worked against the Korean soldiers and the family had to escape.
7: In this story, the rising action is when Yoko, her sister, and her mother had to evacuate their home. They had to evacuate their home because their house was being attacked by Korean soldiers. The Korean soldiers were after them because their father works against the Korean soldiers and the soldiers wanted to hunt them down and brutally and slowly kill them :(. Yoko has a brother named Heyido who was helping wounded Japanese soldiers from the war for one week and was gone when they had to escape. When they left Yoko and her older sister Koe had to be tied with a rope around their hands attached to their mother so they wouldn't get separated | Rising Action
9: Climax The climax of the book was when Yoko, her mother, and her sister had to escape their house and get to a city called Seoul which was very far away from their hometown. When they were walking to Seoul, they heard footsteps and Korean words that were spoken so they hid in a nearby bush and heard them talking about them and their family and how they were going to hunt them down and then slowly kill them. When she heard that disgusting and gory conversation, Yoko threw up, but luckily the Korean soldiers didn't hear her.
11: The falling action of this book was when Yoko and Ko's mother died at the end of the book. The mother had died of starvation and she had always given hope and optimism to Ko and Yoko. When their mother died, Yoko and Ko had no one to watch over them. They were in a long period of grieve and they were starting to give up hope to a better future. | Falling Action
13: The resolution to this book is when Yoko and Ko find a place to live other then the train station. After they had settled into their new home, Yoko was searching in her mother's bag to see if there was any extra food, but instead she found 100 dollars. They used it to buy food and support their home. After that, Yoko found that there was an essay contest, and she entered and won 10,000 dollars!!! After that, their brother found them by all of the signs they put up and then they started to live a pretty good life after they all settled. | Resolution
15: the connection to history is that there actually was a Japanese and Korean and it ended when the Koreans won. a another connection to history is a lot of homes in Japan and Korea got bombed and allot of family's lost there homes | connection to history