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This morning the earth shook

and threw us from our beds.

We were not hurt, just stunned.

Drawers spilled, dishes crashed,

pots and pans clanged as

they fell.

Ancestral portraits flew off

the walls.

Milly Lee's mother was eight years old in 1906, when San Francisco was shaken by a powerful earthquake. Buildings fell, fires flared, and the city burned for several days.

This is the stirring story of one Chinese American family who had to leave their home in Chinatown on that early morning to join hundreds of other refugees making their way to safety.

Synopsis:

"This morning the earth shook
"and threw us from our beds.
"We were not hurt, just stunned.
"Drawers spilled, dishes crashed,
"pots and pans clanged as
"they fell.
"Ancestral portraits flew off
"the walls.
Milly Lee's mother was eight years old in 1906, when San Francisco was shaken by a powerful earthquake. Buildings fell, fires flared, and the city burned for several days.
This is the stirring story of one Chinese American family who had to leave their home in Chinatown on that early morning to join hundreds of other refugees making their way to safety.

About the Author

MILLY LEE is the author of Nim and the War Effort. She grew up in San Francisco's Chinatown and went back to college after her children were grown to earn degrees from the University of San Francisco and the University of California at Berkeley. She has been a school librarian and was the Sonoma County Office of Education Librarian until her retirement. She and her husband live in Santa Rosa, California.

YANGSOOK CHOI came to the United States as an art student and earned a master of fine arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She grew up in Seoul, South Korea, and graduated from Sang Myoung University there. She has illustrated many books for children, including her own New Cat and Nim and the War Effort by Milly Lee. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374399641
ill.:
Choi, Yangsook
Author:
Choi, Yangsook
Author:
Short, Deborah J.
Author:
Schifini, Alfredo
Author:
Lee, Milly
Author:
Tinajero, Josefina Villamil
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Location:
New York
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
China
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Chinese americans
Subject:
San francisco
Subject:
Earthquakes
Subject:
Physically handicapped
Subject:
Health & Medicine - Safety
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Asian American
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World/General (see also headings under Animals)
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
20060221
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color pictures throughout; Author's
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.09x9.08x.39 in. 1.77 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , "This morning the earth shook
"and threw us from our beds.
"We were not hurt, just stunned.
"Drawers spilled, dishes crashed,
"pots and pans clanged as
"they fell.
"Ancestral portraits flew off
"the walls.
Milly Lee's mother was eight years old in 1906, when San Francisco was shaken by a powerful earthquake. Buildings fell, fires flared, and the city burned for several days.
This is the stirring story of one Chinese American family who had to leave their home in Chinatown on that early morning to join hundreds of other refugees making their way to safety.
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