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A Song for Ba
By Jan Peng Wang (illustrator) and Paul Yee
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Groundwood Books
Publication date April 1, 2004
Binding Hardcover
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780888994929
ISBN-10 0888994923
Dimensions 0.50 by 9 by 12.25 in.
Weight 0.48 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.95
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As part of the Chinese opera, Wei Lim's father, Ba, usually sings the parts of the masculine characters, while Wei Lim's grandfather has taught Wei Lim to sing the difficult female parts, but when Ba is forced to play female characters, it is up to Wei Lim to show him how. description: Product Description:
In the Chinese opera, men traditionally sing both male and female parts. Wei Lim's father, Ba, however, usually plays masculine characters and sings in a deep bass voice. But Wei's grandfather played female roles, and has secretly taught Wei to sing these difficult parts. When the New World's entertainments begin to cause a shrinking audience for the opera company, and Ba is forced to play female characters, which can help him learn to sing in such high tones? Color illustrations help bring Wei's tale, and this ancient art form, to life.

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9780888994929 | details & prices | 9.00 × 12.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.48 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Discouraged from his interest in Chinese opera by his father, Ba, who feels the art form will die in their new country, Wei Lim learns the songs for the female roles from his grandfather.

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