Ghost Train

dePaul YeeIllustrateurHarvey Chan

1 août 2009|
Ghost Train de Paul Yee
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Winner of the Governor General''s Award, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator''s Award, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award This powerful, unforgettable and multi-award-winning tale is based on the lives of the Chinese who settled on the west coast of North America in the early 1900s. Left behind in China by her father, who has gone to North America to find work, Choon-yi has made her living by selling her paintings in the market. When her father writes one day and asks her to join him, she joyously sets off, only to discover that he has been killed. Choon-yi sees the railway and the giant train engines that her father died for, and she is filled with an urge to paint them. But her work disappoints her until a ghostly presence beckons her to board the train where she meets the ghosts of the men who died building the railway. She is able to give them peace by returning their bones to China where they were born.
Paul Yee was born in Spalding, Saskatchewan, and grew up in Vancouver''s Chinatown. A former archivist, he now writes full time. His books have won many awards and honors, including the Governor General''s Award (Ghost Train), the Ruth Schwartz Award (Ghost Train and Roses Sing on New Snow), and the Canadian Library Association Book of...
Titre :Ghost Train
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :32 pages, 8.8 X 6.6 X 0.13 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :32 pages, 8.8 X 6.6 X 0.13 po
Publié le :1 août 2009
Publié par :Groundwood Books Ltd
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :6
ISBN - 13 :9780888999801

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