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Ghost Train
By Paul Yee and Harvey Chan (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Groundwood Books
Publication date September 24, 2013
Pages 32
Binding Hardcover
Edition 35 anv
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9781554983896
ISBN-10 1554983894
Dimensions 0.25 by 8.50 by 11 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Other format details juvenile
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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. This powerful, unforgettable and multi-award-winning tale is based on the lives of the Chinese who settled on the west coast of North America in the early 1900s.

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 and asks her to join him, she joyously sets off, only to discover that he has been killed. Choon-yi sees the railway and the giant train engines that her father died for, and she is filled with an urge to paint them. But her work disappoints her until a ghostly presence beckons her to board the train where she meets the ghosts of the men who died building the railway. She is able to give them peace by returning their bones to China where they were born.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780756790837 Book cover for 9781554983896
 
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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.
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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