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Thirty Minutes Over Oregon

A Japanese Pilot's World War II Story



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Thirty Minutes Over Oregon by Marc Tyler Nobleman
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The devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, drew the United States into World War II in 1941. But few are aware that several months later, the Japanese pilot Nobuo Fujita dropped bombs in the woods outside a small town in coastal Oregon. This is the story of those bombings, and what came after, when Fujita returned to Oregon twenty years later, this time to apologise. This remarkable true story, beautifully illustrated in watercolour, is an important and moving account of reconciliation after war.

Author Biography

Marc Tyler Nobleman writes books for all ages, including Fairy Spell: How Two Girls Convinced the World That Fairies Are Real and two other nonfiction picture books: Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman and Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman, which inspired an NPR All Things Considered segment, led to a TED talk, and became the basis of a Hulu documentary.He lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Follow him on Twitter @MarcTNobleman and on Instragram @mtnobleman. Melissa Iwai has illustrated many books for young children, as well as the nonfiction picture book Thirty Minutes Over Oregon. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family. Visit her online at, on Twitter @meliwai, and on Instagram @melissaiwai1.
Release date Australia
November 1st, 2018
Country of Publication
United States
Full colour illustrations throughout
Clarion Books
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