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Guardian of Fukushima : the true story of a farmer who fought to save the nuclear zone's animals  Cover Image Book Book

Guardian of Fukushima : the true story of a farmer who fought to save the nuclear zone's animals / written by Fabien Grolleau ; illustrated by Ewen Blain ; forewrod by Roland Kelts.


"It was March 11, 2011 when a massive earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami, which, in turn, destroyed the core three reactors of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. This tragedy cost almost 20,000 lives and devastated countless more, including Naoto Matsumura, a farmer evacuated from the deadly radiation zone. Unwilling to abandon his beloved animals, Naoto chooses to return home to his farm -- and to fight for the beauty of life. This important graphic novel from France alludes to Japanese legends as an ode to Mother Nature, and human resilience"--Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781427871367
  • ISBN: 1427871361
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Marina Del Rey, CA : TOKYOPOP Inc., [2023]

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
HL440L Lexile
Decoding demand: 91 (very high) Semantic demand: 99 (very high) Syntactic demand: 64 (high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile
Subject: Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Japan, 2011 > Comic books, strips, etc.
Domestic animals > Comic books, strips, etc.
Human-animal relationships > Comic books, strips, etc.
Rescues > Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc. > France > Translations into English.
Japan > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Biographical comics.
Historical comics.
Graphic novels.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Festus Public. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Festus Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Festus Public Library J 741.5 Grolleau Graphic (Text) 32017000083883 New Juvenile Books Checked out 06/13/2023

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