Child of the Owl: Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1965 by Laurence Yep

Child of the Owl: Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1965

byLaurence Yep

Paperback | May 8, 2001

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Twelve-year-old Casey is waiting for the day that Barney, her father, hits it big -- 'cause when that horse comes in, he tells her, it's the penthouse suite. But then hr ends up in the hospital, and Casey is sent to Chinatown to live with her grandmother, Paw-Paw. Now the waiting seems longer than ever.

Casey feels lost in Chinatown. She's not prepared for the Chinese school, the noisy crowds, missing her father. But Paw-Paw tells her about the mother Casey never knew, and about her family's owl charm and her true Chinese name. And Casey at last begins to understand that this -- Paw-Paw's Chinatown home, her parents' home -- is her home,too.

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Laurence Yep is the acclaimed author of more than sixty books for young people and a winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. His illustrious list of novels includes the Newbery Honor Books Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate; The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, a Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee; and The Dragon's C...
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Title:Child of the Owl: Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1965Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.6 inPublished:May 8, 2001Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006440336X

ISBN - 13:9780064403368

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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This spellbinding tale of the contradictions and special heritage of growing up Chinese-American is set in early 1960s Chinatown in San Francisco. Child of the Owl "combines chiseled fantasy with the anxiety of growing up poor and nonwhite".--Kirkus Reviews. Winner of the Boston GLobe-Horn Book Award for Fiction.

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"An exciting and well plotted story." (School Library Journal)