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Groundwood Books

Tales from Gold Mountain

Written by Paul Yee • Illustrated by Simon Ng

For kids - 7 years old | Published January 09, 2014 | ISBN 9781554982431
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Canada / General

Cover of Tales from Gold Mountain

Regular price $14.95 CAD

64 pages
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book

Tales from Gold Mountain

Paul Yee • Simon Ng

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.

About the Creators

Paul Yee

Paul Yee is an award-winning writer. He lives in Toronto. Visit Paul Yee's website:

Simon Ng

Simon Ng is an award-winning illustrator. He lives in Toronto.

Awards and Praise
Handsome format; compelling reading.
  • Winner IODE Violet Downey Book Award, 1989
  • Winner IODE National Chapter Award, 1989
  • Winner Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature, 1989