Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: When the orange trees that are the family's livelihood stop growing, Jo Lee's mother makes a difficult decision. Jo Lee must leave China and go to work with his uncle as a fisherman on Golden Mountain-California. "At least in the fishing village your belly will always be full," she says. A tender, lyrical story and evocative cut-paper illustrations tell a story that will linger in readers' minds long after the book is closed. Illustrated by Aki Sogabe. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: When the orange trees that are the family's livelihood stop growing, Jo Lee's mother makes a difficult decision. Jo Lee must leave China and go to work with his uncle as a fisherman on Golden Mountain-California. "At least in the fishing village your belly will always be full," she says. A tender, lyrical story and evocative cut-paper illustrations tell a story that will linger in readers' minds long after the book is closed.
Illustrated by Aki Sogabe.
From School Library Journal:
Gr 1-4-This handsome picture book tells the story of a young immigrant fisherman in the 1850s. Jo Lee's widowed mother sends him from their drought-stricken village to join his uncle in California. Reluctantly, the boy makes the arduous trip, taking with him branches of his mother's orange trees to plant when he arrives. Partridge introduces a fantasy element drawn straight from Chinese philosophy and traditional literature: the notion that a spirit can leave its body during dreams and travel where it will. Jo Lee's dream spirit makes three visits back to China, each one representing a stage in his growth from miserable homesickness to strength and competence. The orange cuttings also take root in California's rich soil, putting out tiny new blossoms, a promise of fruit to come. The story ends with the expectation that Jo Lee's mother and sister will eventually join him. Sogabe's freehand cut-paper illustrations use simple, strong shapes and muted, harmonious colors to show Jo Lee harvesting and drying shrimp, tending his precious trees, and making a dream journey home on the back of a dragon. Partridge's afterword, sketching the history of Chinese immigration to California, adds an informative coda to an engaging and elegant depiction of one immigrant's experience.-Margaret A. Chang, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams
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