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Ghost Train
By Paul Yee and Harvey Chan (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Diane Pub Co
Publication date September 30, 1996
Pages 29
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780756790837
ISBN-10 0756790832
Dimensions 0.25 by 9 by 11.75 in.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Left behind in China by her father, who has gone to North America to find work, Choon-yi has made her living by selling her paintings in the market. When her father writes one day & asks her to join him, she joyously sets off, only to discover that he has been killed. Choon-yi sees the railway & the giant train engines that her father died for, & she is filled with an urge to paint them. But her work disappoints her until a ghostly presence beckons her to board a train & go on a fantastical journey. Ghostly, magical & yet redeeming, this tale by Chinese-Canadian author Paul Yee is superbly illustrated by Harvey Chan, who is also Chinese-Canadian.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780756790837 Book cover for 9781554983896
 
35 anv edition from Groundwood Books (September 24, 2013)
9781554983896 | details & prices | 32 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.90 lbs | List price $14.95
About: The story of a young Chinese girl arriving in North America only to discover that her father has died building the railway, and how she finds a way through her grief.
from Groundwood Books (October 1, 1996)
9780888992574 | details & prices | 9.25 × 12.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.95 lbs | List price $15.95
About: A Chinese peasant girl, Choon-yi, is visited by the ghost of her father, who tells her to paint the 'fire car' that rides the rails he helped build, and her painting comes alive to transport home the souls of the laborers who died while building the railway.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Diane Pub Co (September 30, 1996)
9780756790837 | details & prices | 29 pages | 9.00 × 11.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Left behind in China by her father, who has gone to North America to find work, Choon-yi has made her living by selling her paintings in the market.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780888999801
 
from Groundwood Books (March 1, 2010)
9780888999801 | details & prices | 32 pages | 6.75 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.25 lbs | List price $7.95
About: Left behind in China by her father, who has gone to North America to find work, Choon-yi has made her living by selling her paintings in the market.

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