Chu Ju's House by Gloria WhelanChu Ju's House by Gloria Whelan

Chu Ju's House

byGloria Whelan

Paperback | October 25, 2005

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One girl too many . . .

When a girl is born to Chu Ju's family, it is quickly determined that the baby must be sent away. After all, the law states that a family may have only two children, and tradition dictates that every family should have a boy. To make room for one, this girl will have to go.

Fourteen-year-old Chu Ju knows she cannot allow this to happen to her sister. Understanding that one girl must leave, she sets out in the middle of the night, vowing not to return.

With luminescent detail, National Book Award-winning author Gloria Whelan transports readers to China, where law conspires with tradition, tearing a young woman from her family, sending her on a remarkable journey to find a home of her own.

Gloria Whelan is the bestselling author of many novels for young readers, including Homeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award, The Locked Garden, Parade of Shadows, and Listening for Lions. She lives in Michigan near Lake St. Clair.
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Title:Chu Ju's HouseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.48 inPublished:October 25, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060507268

ISBN - 13:9780060507268

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shocked but Impressed sting to watch her grow up and the sudden act of maturity she did at the end was not something I expected. I was however annoyed by how rushed the book seemed which is why I took a star off. If you are a fan of either Harry Potter or Once Upon A Time, this book is definitely something you will want to try out. Harry Potter, Once Upon A Time and Chu Ju’s House all have something in common, they have a thirst to prove themselves worthy whether unconsciously or willingly. So if you need a new book to try, this book is a great idea to try, .
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shocked but Impressed sting to watch her grow up and the sudden act of maturity she did at the end was not something I expected. I was however annoyed by how rushed the book seemed which is why I took a star off. If you are a fan of either Harry Potter or Once Upon A Time, this book is definitely something you will want to try out. Harry Potter, Once Upon A Time and Chu Ju’s House all have something in common, they have a thirst to prove themselves worthy whether unconsciously or willingly. So if you need a new book to try, this book is a great idea to try, .
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shocked but Impressed sting to watch her grow up and the sudden act of maturity she did at the end was not something I expected. I was however annoyed by how rushed the book seemed which is why I took a star off. If you are a fan of either Harry Potter or Once Upon A Time, this book is definitely something you will want to try out. Harry Potter, Once Upon A Time and Chu Ju’s House all have something in common, they have a thirst to prove themselves worthy whether unconsciously or willingly. So if you need a new book to try, this book is a great idea to try, .
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Chu Ju's House Law states one thing and tradition states another... A second girl is brought into Chu Ju's family, it is instantly decided that this baby must leave. The Chinese law states that a family can only have two children, but tradition states that the family should have at least one boy. 14 year old Chu Ju realizes that her family is willing to give up the baby girl for hopes of having another baby, but this time a boy. Chu Ju won't allow the baby girl to get sent away, so she sets out in the middle of the night, hoping to not come back to the family she really loves. Throught this story, author Gloria Whelan, exposes the reader to an experience of traveling through China, alongside, Chu Ju, where the young girl has to find a home for herself.
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Chu Ju's house Law states one thing and tradition states another... A second girl is brought into Chu Ju's family, it is instantly decided that this baby must leave. The Chinese law states that a family can only have two children, but tradition states that the family should have at least one boy. 14 year old Chu Ju realizes that her family is willing to give up the baby girl for hopes of having another baby, but this time a boy. Chu Ju won't allow the baby girl to get sent away, so she sets out in the middle of the night, hoping to not come back to the family she really loves. Throughout this story, author Gloria Whelan, exposes the reader to an experience of traveling through China, alongside, Chu Ju, where the young girl has to find a home for herself.
Date published: 2015-04-13