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Dead Man's Gold And Other Stories
By Paul Yee and Harvey Chan (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Groundwood Books
Publication date August 1, 2004
Pages 112
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780888995872
ISBN-10 0888995873
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $7.95
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
A collection of ghost stories that blend folklore and legend with contemporary settings dramatizes the history of Chinese immigration to North America. Reprint. description: Product Description:
These ten original ghost stories dramatize the tumultuous history of 140 years of Chinese immigration to North America - from the poor village men who first cam searching for gold in the late 1850s to the new immigrants who arrived from Hong Kong in the wake of the Communist victory in China. As with the award-winning collection, Tales from Gold Mountain, Paul Yee's stories are fiction by told in the style of the traditional folktales that were shared with fellow men in the bachelor halls or with children and grandchildren at family banquets. But they are also ghost stories, a popular Chinese narrative form.

The characters in these stories are men and women, rich and poor, greedy and good, young and old - all Chinese immigrants struggling to make new lives for themselves in North America. Yet wherever they go, they are followed by reminders of their home country - the curse of a friend betrayed, the ghost of a faithful spouse, the spirit of a dead parent.

Accompanied by eerie,evocative plates by award-winning illustrator Harvey Chan, these tales provide young readers with a New World mythology of immigrant stories.

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Reprint edition from Groundwood Books (August 1, 2004)
9780888995872 | details & prices | 112 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.35 lbs | List price $7.95
About: This collection of ten ghost stories provides tales of Chinese immigrants traveling to North America, capturing the hardships suffered by the poor and the hope experienced by those in search of gold.

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