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Shanghai Messenger
By Andrea Cheng and Ed Young (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Lee & Low Books
Publication date August 11, 2005
Pages 40
Binding School and Library
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781584302384
ISBN-10 1584302380
Dimensions 0.50 by 7.75 by 10 in.
Weight 0.84 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
Other format details juvenile
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A free-verse novel about eleven-year-old Xiao Mei's visit with her extended family in China, where the Chinese-American girl finds many differences but also the similarities that bind a family together.
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"You are my messenger. Look everything. Remember." Grandma Nai Nai tells eleven-year-old Xiao Mei as the girl heads off to Shanghai, China, to visit their extended family. Xiao Mei is both excited and apprehensive. She will meet many new relatives, but will they accept her, a girl from America who is only half Chinese?

Xiao Mei is eagerly embraced by her aunties, uncles and cousins and quickly immersed in the sights, smells and hubbub of daily living in Shanghai. At first battling homesickness, Xiao Mei soon ventures on her own, discovering the excitement of a different way of life and a new appreciation of her Chinese heritage. When it is finally time to leave, Xiao Mei must gather up her memories and bring "a little bit of China" back home.

Ed Young's exquisite drawings touchingly highlight Andrea Cheng's lyrical story of adventure, self-discovery, and the strong bonds that tie families together.



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Paperback
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Reprint edition from Lee & Low Books (August 15, 2015)
9781620142301 | details & prices | 40 pages | List price $10.95
About: You are my messenger.
School and Library
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from Lee & Low Books (August 11, 2005)
9781584302384 | details & prices | 40 pages | 7.75 × 10.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.84 lbs | List price $17.95
About: A free-verse novel about eleven-year-old Xiao Mei's visit with her extended family in China, where the Chinese-American girl finds many differences but also the similarities that bind a family together.

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