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Homesick: My Own Story (Puffin Modern Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

The accolades speak for themselves: "Fritz draws the readers into scenes from her youth in the turbulent China of the mid-twenties. One comes to appreciate the generous affection of her nurse/companion Lin Nai-Nai, the isolating distance in her mother's grief over losing a second child, the dynamics of a suffering population venting its hostility on foreigners, and most of all, the loneliness of a child's exile from a homeland she has imagined constantly but never seen....A remarkable blend of truth and storytelling." --Booklist, starred review "An insightful memory's-eye-view of her childhood...Young Jean is a strong character, and many of her reactions to people and events are timeless and universal." --School Library Journal, starred review "Told with an abundance of humor--sometimes wry, sometimes mischievous and irreverent--the story is vibrant with atmosphere, personalities, and a palpable sense of place." --The Horn Book "Every now and then a book comes along that makes me want to send a valentine to its author. Homesick is such a book....Pungent and delicious." --Katherine Paterson, The Washington Post

Synopsis:

This is the twenty-fifth anniversary of Jean Fritzs award-winning account of her life in China, and to honor this story, it is only fitting that it be added to our prestigious line of Puffin Modern Classics. This fictionalized autobiography tells the heartwarming story of a little girl growing up in an unfamiliar place. While other girls her age were enjoying their childhood in America, Jean Fritz was in China in the midst of political unrest. Jean Fritz tells her captivating story of the difficulties of living in a unfamiliar country at such a difficult time.

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Fritz's Newbery Honor-winning memoir of growing up during a turbulent time in China's history is "rich in the telling observations of sights, sounds and people" ("Publishers Weekly"). Illustrations & photos.

About the Author

Jean Fritz lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142407615
Author:
Fritz, Jean
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Illustrator:
Tomes, Margot
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Literary
Subject:
China
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
Historical - Asia
Subject:
Biographical - United States
Subject:
Fritz, Jean
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Family - General
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
Puffin Modern Classics
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7 x 5 x 0.47 in 0.3 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
This is the twenty-fifth anniversary of Jean Fritzs award-winning account of her life in China, and to honor this story, it is only fitting that it be added to our prestigious line of Puffin Modern Classics. This fictionalized autobiography tells the heartwarming story of a little girl growing up in an unfamiliar place. While other girls her age were enjoying their childhood in America, Jean Fritz was in China in the midst of political unrest. Jean Fritz tells her captivating story of the difficulties of living in a unfamiliar country at such a difficult time.
"Synopsis" by , Fritz's Newbery Honor-winning memoir of growing up during a turbulent time in China's history is "rich in the telling observations of sights, sounds and people" ("Publishers Weekly"). Illustrations & photos.
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