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Dadakai (Organization)

Works: 1 works in 2 publications in 1 language and 42 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  History  Graphic novels  Comics (Graphic works)  Autobiographical comics  Personal narratives  Fiction 
Classifications: PN6790.J33, 741.5952
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dadakai (Organization)
Barefoot Gen : a cartoon story of Hiroshima by Keiji Nakazawa( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was seven years old and living in Hiroshima in the early days of August 1945 when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb dropped by the United States. Starting a few months before that event, his ten-volume saga Barefoot Gen shows life in Japan after years of war and privations, as seen through the eyes of seven-year-old Gen Nakaoka. In Volume Nine, Gen continues to confront one setback after another -- the loss of his home, the death of a friend -- when a chance encounter gives new direction to his life. An impoverished but talented artist takes Gen under his wing and teaches him to paint. Inspired by the artist's assertion that 'art has no borders, ' Gen vows to become an artist himself, and takes a job as apprentice to a local poster painter. Despite merciless bullying from his boss and the older apprentices, Gen perseveres in the pursuit of his new calling"--Page 4 of cover
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.28 for Barefoot G ... to 0.28 for Barefoot G ...)

Barefoot Gen : a cartoon story of Hiroshima