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Ties That Bind, Ties That Break (Laurel Leaf Books)

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ISBN13: 9780440415992
ISBN10: 0440415993
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Vandana Singhandrsquo;s first book, Younguncle Comes to Town, was an instant classic of childrenandrsquo;s literature. Now, in this highly anticipated follow-up, Younguncle finds himself on an adventure in the mountains of India.

In Younguncle in the Himalayas, our protagonist arrives with his family at the gloomy, mysterious Hotel Pine-Away and soon discovers that their mountain holiday is going to be anything but peaceful. As Younguncle chats with monkeys and debates the true nature of reality with an offbeat sect of the Quantum Banana spiritualists, the fate of the picturesque little valley hangs in the balance. Who is the strange Rat-girl who charms rodents out of the hotel? Can the children and their eccentric uncle thwart the schemes of the dangerous city-slicker Pradeep Daalmakhini? Can Younguncle help Daalmakhiniandrsquo;s intended bride escape a fate worse than death? Has our favorite adventurer finally met his match?

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andldquo;Enchanting . . . Singh is a most promising and original young writer.andrdquo;andmdash;Ursula K. LeGuin, author of The Earthsea Trilogy

andldquo;One of the best childrenandrsquo;s books this year. . . . It has none of the self-consciousness you often find in adults who write for children, very plausible dilemmas and a delightful style.andrdquo; andmdash;Business Standard

About the Author

Lensey Namioka is the author of Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear and Yang the Third and Her Impossible Family.

Table of Contents

Heat, Monkeys and Rolling in Grain

Quantum Bananas and Hotel Arrangements

Oil and Troubled Waiters

The Himalayan Times Bravery Contest

Things that went Squeak in the Night

The Multi-Storied Two-Hundred-year-Old Postman

The Cleverest Baby in India

Plots and Equations

Bride-to-be, or Not to be?

Lunching with Quantum Bananas

Sapna Devi Speaks Out

The Flight of the Banana

A Forest, a Feast, and a Farewell

Epilogue

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lawyers today, February 26, 2008 (view all comments by lawyers today)
i think that this book consists of many useful material that young children can use in heir everyday lives. I also think that this book is enjoyable from beginnning to end. Brava to Lensey Namioka for another excellent novel.
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ycchoi02, February 6, 2008 (view all comments by ycchoi02)
This book is a great book portraying the cultural differences and the great hardships China was facing at the time, both culturally and governmentally. Using a parallel of the family and the country, this piece of literature has the grace and depth that any book can have.
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rymercure, April 29, 2007 (view all comments by rymercure)
great book
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440415992
Namioka,:
Namioka, Lensey
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf Library
Author:
Namioka, Lensey
Author:
Singh, Vandana
Location:
New York
Subject:
China
Subject:
Individuality
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - History - General
Subject:
Ethnic - Asian American
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Footbinding.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Asian American
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
china;historical fiction;fiction;young adult;ya;footbinding;teen;asia;history;culture;multicultural;individuality;immigrants;20th century
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Laurel Leaf Books
Series Volume:
106-866
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 halftones
Pages:
148
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in
Age Level:
13-17

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