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Ghost Train
By Harvey Chan (illustrator) and Paul Yee
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Groundwood Books
Publication date October 1, 1996
Binding Hardcover
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780888992574
ISBN-10 0888992572
Dimensions 0.50 by 9.25 by 12.75 in.
Original list price $15.95
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
When a Chinese peasant girl, Choon-yi, who has only one magical arm, learns of her father's death, she returns to China, where her father's ghost tells her to paint the 'fire car' that rides the rails he helped build, and her paintings come alive to transports home the souls of the laborers who died while building the railway.
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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.
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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.
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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