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A classic Newbery Award winner, with an introduction by Katherine Paterson and new illustrations

When Young Fu arrives with his mother in bustling 1920s Chungking, all he has seen of the world is the rural farming village where he has grown up. He knows nothing of city life. But the city, with its wonders and dangers, fascinates the thirteen-year-old boy, and he sets out to make the best of what it has to offer him.

First published in 1932, Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze was one of the earliest Newbery Medal winners. Although China has changed since that time, Young Fu's experiences, like making friends, are timeless.

Synopsis:

Experience a world of chaos and wonder.

Synopsis:

A classic Newbery Award winner, with an introduction by Katherine Paterson and new illustrations

When Young Fu arrives with his mother in bustling 1920s Chungking, all he has seen of the world is the rural farming village where he has grown up. He knows nothing of city life. But the city, with its wonders and dangers, fascinates the thirteen-year-old boy, and he sets out to make the best of what it has to offer him.

First published in 1932, Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze was one of the earliest Newbery Medal winners. Although China has changed since that time, Young Fu's experiences, like making friends, are timeless.

Synopsis:

This lively story of a coppersmith's young apprentice--rich in drama and light humor--was awarded the John Newbery Medal in 1932, and has entertained readers ever since. Handsome, authentic drawings by Ed Young enhance this edition, and the background notes provide a contrast between China as it was in the 1920s and as it is today. Contemporary young Americans will enjoy Young Fu's experiences with artisans, bandits, scholars, boatmen, and soldiers, and their understanding and view of China's past and present will deepen.

About the Author

As a young woman, Elizabeth Foreman Lewis was trained in religious education and English literature, and in 1917 she was sent to China by the Methodist Women's Board. There she studied the Chinese language and history, and held various teaching posts. After she returned to the United States, Mrs. Lewis wrote Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze, her first book. She is the author of several other books for young readers. Mrs. Lewis died in 1958 at the age of sixty-six.

Ed Young was born and raised in China. At the age of twenty he came to the United States, where he studied at the University of Illinois and at the Art Center College in Los Angeles. Mr. Young has won many honors and awards for his illustrations, including the Caldecott Medal for Lon Po Po and Caldecott Honors for Seven Blind Mice and The Emperor and the Kite. He has illustrated many other notable books for children, including Cat and Rat and Birches.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805005493
ill.:
Young, Ed
Author:
Young, Ed
Author:
Buck, Pearl S.
Author:
Low, William
Author:
Lewis, Elizabeth Foreman
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
China
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
Lifestyles - City Life
Subject:
Children in china
Subject:
City and town life -- China -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Historical - Asia
Subject:
People
Subject:
Places/Asia
Subject:
Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Edition Number:
50
Edition Description:
50th anniversary ed.
Series:
Newbery award
Series Volume:
no. 91-2
Publication Date:
19730815
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.8 x 1.1 in
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
Experience a world of chaos and wonder.
"Synopsis" by ,
A classic Newbery Award winner, with an introduction by Katherine Paterson and new illustrations

When Young Fu arrives with his mother in bustling 1920s Chungking, all he has seen of the world is the rural farming village where he has grown up. He knows nothing of city life. But the city, with its wonders and dangers, fascinates the thirteen-year-old boy, and he sets out to make the best of what it has to offer him.

First published in 1932, Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze was one of the earliest Newbery Medal winners. Although China has changed since that time, Young Fu's experiences, like making friends, are timeless.

"Synopsis" by ,
This lively story of a coppersmith's young apprentice--rich in drama and light humor--was awarded the John Newbery Medal in 1932, and has entertained readers ever since. Handsome, authentic drawings by Ed Young enhance this edition, and the background notes provide a contrast between China as it was in the 1920s and as it is today. Contemporary young Americans will enjoy Young Fu's experiences with artisans, bandits, scholars, boatmen, and soldiers, and their understanding and view of China's past and present will deepen.

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