Tales from Gold Mountain

Tales from Gold Mountain

Written by: Yee, Paul
Illustrated by: Ng, Simon
ages 7 and up / grades 2 and up

Winner of the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, the IODE Violet Downey Book Award and the IODE National Chapter Award

Drawing on the real background of the Chinese role in the gold rush, the building of the railway and the settling of the west coast in the nineteenth century, noted historian and children’s author Paul Yee has created eight original stories that combine the rough-and-tumble adventure of frontier life with the rich folk traditions that these immigrants brought from China.

These tales are funny, sad, romantic and earthy, but ultimately, as a collection, they reflect the gritty optimism of the Chinese who overcame prejudice and adversity to build a unique place for themselves in North America.

Winner of the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, the IODE Violet Downey Book Award and the IODE National Chapter Award

Drawing on the real background of the Chinese role in the gold rush, the building of the railway and the settling of the west coast in the nineteenth century, noted historian and children’s author Paul Yee has created eight original stories that combine the rough-and-tumble adventure of frontier life with the rich folk traditions that these immigrants brought from China.

These tales are funny, sad, romantic and earthy, but ultimately, as a collection, they reflect the gritty optimism of the Chinese who overcame prejudice and adversity to build a unique place for themselves in North America.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd - Sep 3, 2011
Specifications pages | 8 in x 10 in
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Excerpt

"...Ng's cool, brooding full-page paintings have an intense presence that enhances the stories' exotic flavor...A book not to miss." — Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

Audience ages 7 and up / grades 2 and up
Reading Levels Lexile NC850L