Children's Books by Chinese American Authors:
An Annotated Bibliography
Zheng Ye Yang
Chair of the CALA Publication Committee (1999-2000)
Chan, Jackie. I am Jackie Chan : My Life in Action. New York : Ballantine
At age seven, Jackie Chan was enrolled in the China Drama Academy,
a Hong Kong boarding school presided over by Master Yu Jim-yuen. For
the next ten years Jackie would be trained in the art of Chinese opera.
His regimen was rigorous, exhausting, and often brutal. The Master
disciplined his pupils without mercy, and canings were common. Jackie
endured his punishing training and in time became a lead performer
in the intricate, demanding dramas staged by the Academy troupe. He
also began his transition to cinema by working as a stuntman in martial
arts films. Jackie soon gained a reputation as a fearless stuntman,
and directors started to offer him starring roles in their movies.
Given the opportunity to act and eventually produce and direct, Jackie
emerged as one of the brightest stars in the Asian film world. The
coup de grace for him occurred in 1994 with the release of Rumble
in the Bronx, his breakthrough movie in the United States, a blockbuster
that cemented his reputation as a box office magnet. Like his movies,
Jackie's autobiography is fast-paced, frequently funny, and chock-full
Chang, Isabelle C. Chinese Fairy Tales. With drawings by Shirley Errickson.
Barre, Mass., Barre Publishers, 1965.
Twenty-six ancient Chinese tales, including The Tortoise Talked, How
Some Animals Became as They Are, Number Three Son, The Sparrow and
the Phoenix, and Teardrop Dragon.
Chang, Isabelle C. Tales From Old China, Illustrated by Tony Chen.
New York, Random House 
Eighteen fables, fairy tales and legends from ancient China. Includes
"The Turtle and the Herons," "A Gentleman and his Cook,"
and "God of the Kitchen."
Chang, Margaret and Chang, Raymond. The Beggar's Magic : a Chinese
Tale. ; illustrated by David Johnson. New York : M.K. McElderry Books,
Retells an ancient Chinese tale of magic in which unselfishness is
Chang, Margaret and Chang, Raymond. The Cricket Warrior : a Chinese
Tale. Illustrated by Warwick Hutton. New York : Margaret K. McElderry
Books ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada, c1994.
In order to save his family, a Chinese boy turns into a fighting cricket
and becomes the emperor's champion.
Chang, Margaret and Chang, Raymond. Da Wei's Treasure : a Chinese
Tale. Illustrated by Lori McElrath-Eslick. New York : Margaret K.
McElderry Books, c1999.,
In this retelling of a traditional Chinese tale, a boy finds a treasure
in an unexpected place.
Chang, Margaret and Chang, Raymond. In the Eye of War. New York :
Margaret K. McElderry Books, c1990.
During the final days of the Japanese occupation of China, Shao-shao
celebrates his tenth birthday, observes traditional holidays with
his family, and befriends the daughter of a traitor.
Chang, Monica. The Mouse Bride : a Chinese Folktale. Illustrated by
Lesley Liu. Flagstaff, AZ : Northland Pub., 1992.,
A mouse goes to the sun, cloud, wind, and wall in search of the strongest
husband for his daughter, only to find him among his own kind.
Chen, Jiang Hong. The Legend of the Kite : a Story of China. Norwalk,
Conn.: Soundprints, 1999.
To make him feel better about losing his kite, a boy's grandfather
tells him a story about why the Chinese build kites.
Chin, Charlie. China's Bravest Girl : the Legend of Hua Mu Lan = [Chin
kuo ying hsiung Hua Mu-lan]. Illustrated by Tomie Arai ; Chinese translation
by Wang Xing Chu. Emeryville, CA : Children's Book Press, 1993.
English and Chinese. Parallel title in Chinese characters. Legend
of Hua Mu Lan who goes to war disguised as a man to save the family
honor and becomes a great general.
Chin, Yin-Lien C., Center, Yetta S., and Ross, Mildred. "The
Stone lion" and Other Chinese Detective Stories : the Wisdom
of Lord Bau. Illustrations by Lu Wang. Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe,
Presents ten tales featuring Lord Bau, a wise judge who was a champion
of righteousness and protector of the weak against the powerful.
Chu, Daniel and Shaw, Bill. A Glorious Age in Africa; the Story of
Three Great African Empires. Illustrated by Moneta Barnett. Garden
City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1965.
Chu, Daniel and Shaw, Bill. Going Home to Nicodemus : the Story of
an African American Frontier Town and the Pioneers Who Settled it.
Morristown, N.J. : J. Messner, c1994.
When it comes to the Old West, one rarely thinks of African-Americans
as being a part of this phase of history. Nicodemus, Kansas was the
first settled all Black town in the Old West. Twelve years after the
Civil War, freed slaves from Kentucky were recruited to settle in
Nicodemus. What transpired was disappointment heaped with perseverance,
courage and determination to succeed. This little known aspect of
African American history is a treasure to be passed on to all.
Chu, Daniel and Shaw, Bill. Passage to the Golden Gate; a History
of the Chinese in America to 1910. Illustrated by Earl Thollander.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1967.
Fang, Su Chen. Happy Birthday to You. Illustrated by Gui Fong Chang.
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, c1996.
This book is recommended for children with cancer or to children whose
friends have cancer, it is also recommended to anyone who cherishes
Gao, R. L. Adventures of Monkey King. Illustrated by Marlys Johnson-Barton.
Monterey, CA : Victory Press, c1989. Translation of: Hsi yu chi.
A mischievous monkey acquires godlike powers and creates havoc in
Han, Carolyn. Tales From Within the Clouds : Nakhi Stories of China.
Illustrated by Li Ji. Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, c1997.,
The stories are translated from Naxi minority folktale collection,
Han, Carolyn. Why Snails Have Shells : Minority and Han Folktales
From China. Illustrated by Li Ji. Honolulu : University of Hawaii
Twenty traditional tales from such ethnic groups in China as Mongol,
Tibetan, Yao, Han, and Miao.
Ho, Minfong. Hush! : a Thai Lullaby. New York : Orchard Books, c1996.
A lullaby which asks animals such as a lizard, monkey, and water-buffalo
to be quiet and not disturb the sleeping baby.
Ho, Minfong. Maples in the Mist : Children's Poems From the Tang Dynasty.
Illustrated by Jean & Mou-sien Tseng. New York : Lothrop, Lee
& Shepard, c1996.
A collection of short poems written over 1000 years ago by such poets
of the Tang Dynasty as Li Po, Yin Luan, and Du Mu.
Ho, Minfong. Rice Without Rain. New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard
After social rebels convince the headman of a small village in northern
Thailand to resist the land rent, his seventeen-year-old daughter
Jinda finds herself caught up in the student uprising in Bangkok.
Lantz, Francess Lin. Good Rockin' Tonight. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley,
Rebellious Miriam, who dreams of being a rock star, joins a band and
learns to question her own goals and values.
Liu, Chao-Hui Jenny. Ancient China : 2,000 Years of Mysteries and
Adventure to Unlock and Discover. Philadelphia, Pa. : Running Press
Book Pub., c1996.
In a cardboard box, also containing 1 miniature fan, 1 ink stone,
1 ink stick, 1 calligraphy brush, 1 set of 3 coins, paper building
kits, and games.
Russell, Ching Yeung. A Day on a Shrimp Boat. Photography by Phillip
K. Russell. Orangeburg, SC : Sandlapper Pub., 1993.
A true-to-life account of a typical day in the life of a shrimp boat
crew working off the South Carolina coast.
Russell, Ching Yeung. First Apple. Illustrated by Christopher Zhong-Yuan
Zhang. Honesdale, Pa.: Boyds Mills Press ; [New York] : Distributed
by St. Martin's Press, 1994.
A young girl living in a Chinese village in the 1940s tries to find
a way to buy an apple, the fruit of rich people, to share with her
Russell, Ching Yeung. Lichee Tree. Decorations by Christopher Zhong-Yuan
Zhang. Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, 1997.
In the late 1940's in southeastern China, ten-year-old Ying can't
wait for her lichee tree to bloom so she can sell the fruit for money
to help her family.
Russell, Ching Yeung. Moon Festival Illustrated by Christopher Zhong-Yuan
Zhang. Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, 1997.
This story of children celebrating the traditional autumn Moon Festival
is based on the author's memories of her childhood in China.
Sun, Chyng Feng. Cat and Cat-face. Illustrated by Lesley Liu. Boston
: Houghton Mifflin, c1996.
A cat and a flower learn to accept each other's differences and become
Sun, Chyng Feng. Mama Bear. Illustrated by Lolly Robinson. Boston
: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1994.
When Mei-Mei fails in her attempt to earn money through a cookie sale
for the expensive toy bear she wants for Christmas, her mother helps
her see a special gift she has had all along.
Sun, Chyng Feng. On a White Pebble Hill Illustrated by Chih-sien Ch'en.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
A young girl takes an imaginary journey through the various foods
on her family's dinner table, where noodle soup becomes a warm lake
with snakes and a roast chicken becomes a golden mountain.
Sun, Chyng Feng. Square Beak. Illustrated by Chihsien Chen. Boston
: Houghton Mifflin, c1993.
Square Beak, famous for the beautiful and unusual eggs she lays, abandons
an egg-laying contest the other chickens expect her to win and returns
to the life she loves, traveling and dreaming.
Sun, Chyng Feng. Two Together. Pictures by Robin Kramer. Boston :
Houghton Mifflin, c1991.
Good friends, good times read alone book
Tang, Yungmei. China, Here We Come! : Visiting the People's Republic
of China. New York : Putnam, 1981.
Describes China today as seen through the eyes of a group of American
high school students.
Tseng, Grace. The Brocade. Illustrated by Jean and Mou-sien Tseng.
New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1999.
When his mother's beautiful brocade is snatched away by a greedy goddess,
a young Chinese boy faces many perils as attempts to get it back.
Tung, S.T. One Small Dog. Illustrated by Ted Lewin. New York : Dodd,
When a campaign is initiated during the 1950's to annihilate the dogs
of China as a famine-fighting measure, a boy tries to save his little
Wang, Mary Lewis. The Ant and the Dove : an Aesop Tale Retold. Illustrated
by Ching Chicago : Childrens Press, c1989.
Although small in size, the ant comes to the aid of his friend the
dove during a crisis.
Wang, Mary Lewis. The Frog Prince. Illustrated by Gwen Connelly. Chicago
: Childrens Press, c1986.
A retelling of the Grimm fairy tale in which a frog retrieves the
princess' ball for a promise that the princess is reluctant to keep.
Wang, Mary Lewis. The Good Witch : a Charles Perrault Tale retold.
Illustrated by Melodye Rosales. Chicago : Childrens Press, c1989.
A good witch rewards a helpful sister and a selfish sister in kind.
Wang, Mary Lewis. The Lion and the Mouse : an Aesop Tale Retold. Illustrated
by Tom Dunnington. Chicago : Childrens Press, c1986.
An easy-to-read retelling of the well-known fable in which a little
mouse saves the life of the King of Beasts.
Wang, Rosalind C. The Fourth Question : a Chinese Tale. Illustrated
by Ju-Hong Chen. New York : Holiday House, c1991.
A young man named Yee-Lee goes on a journey to the Wise Man of Kun-lun
Mountain to discover the reason for his poverty.
Wang, Rosalind C. The Magical Starfruit Tree ; a Chinese Folktale.
Paintings by Shao Wei Liu. Hillsboro, OR : Beyond Words Pub. : Distributed
by Publishers Group West, c1993.
A stingy peddler is chastised for his miserly ways by an old beggar
with magical powers.
Wang, Rosalind C. The Treasure Chest : a Chinese Tale. Illustrated
by Will Hillenbrand. New York : Holiday House, c1995.
A rainbow-colored magic fish helps Laifu protect his bride-to-be from
the evil ruler Funtong.
Wang, Tao. Exploration into China. Parsippany N.J. : New Discovery
This British import is composed of info bits that very generally straddle
the history of China. Some of these are quite intriguing, as the page
on Qin Shihuangdi, the First Emperor (221-210 B.C.). Not only did
he order all works of literature burned; not only did he bury 500
scholars alive--he also sent hundreds of children into the sea to
search for the magic of long life. (They drowned, of course.)
Wong, Herbert H. Animal Habitats: Where Can Red-Winged Blackbirds
Live? Illustrated by Arvis L. Stewart. [Reading, Mass.] Addison-Wesley
A migratory flock of birds grows smaller and smaller as each species
reaches a suitable habitat, until even the red-winged blackbird finds
a place to make its home.
Wong, Herbert H. The Backyard Detective : a Guide for Beginning Naturalists.
Illustrated by Deborah Greer. San Mateo, CA : NatureVision, c1993.
Describes how budding naturalists can explore the mysteries of plant
and animal life by investigating clues in their own backyards and
Wong, Herbert H. Introducing Our Eastern Birds. Illustrated by Ron
King. Palo Alto, Calif., Fearon Publishers 
How to identify birds of the East--their food and habitats--and where
and how to bird watch.
Wong, Herbert H. My Goldfish. Illustrated by Arvis L. Stewart. [Reading,
Mass.] Addison-Wesley .
A little boy observes the behavior and anatomy of a goldfish he won
Wong, Herbert H. My Ladybug. Illustrated by Marie Nonnast Bohlen.
[Reading, Mass.] Addison-Wesley .
A brief introduction to the characteristics, habits, and different
species of ladybugs.
Wong, Herbert. H. and Vessel, Matthew F. My Plant. Illustrated by
Richard Cuffari. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, c1976.
A simple introduction to planting and growing plants.
Wong, Herbert H. My Snail. Illustrated by Jean Day Zallinger. Reading,
Mass.: Addison-Wesley, c1976.
A simple description of the characteristics of both land and water
Wong, Herbert H. Our Caterpillars. Illustrated by Arvis Stewart. Reading,
Mass. : Addison-Wesley, c1977.
Describes the physical characteristics and habits of caterpillars
emphasizing their habitats and ability to metamorphose.
Wong, Herbert H. Our Earthworms. Illustrated by Bill Davis. Reading,
Mass. : Addison- Wesley, c1977.
Three children and their teacher discover by observation the characteristics,
habits, and usefulness of earthworms.
Wong, Herbert H. Our Tree. Illustrated by Kenneth Longtemps. [Reading,
Mass.] Addison-Wesley 
Describes simply how an old oak tree is the center of much activity
because of what lives on it and in it and the many things dependent
Wong, Herbert H. Our Terrariums. Illustrated by Aldren A. Watson.
[Reading, Mass.] Addison-Wesley [c1969].
Two youngsters find a toad and a lizard and make a terrarium for each
Wong, Herbert H. Plant Communities: Where Can Cattails Grow? Illustrated
by Michael Eagle. [Reading, Mass.] Addison-Wesley .
Describes many different kinds of plant habitats, only one of which
is just right for growing cattails.
Wong, Herbert H. Pond Life: Watching Animals Find Food. Illustrated
by Tony Chen. Addison-Wesley, 1970.
A description of the feeding habits of animals living in and around
a pond and how these habits affect the ecology of the area.
Wu, Dana Ying-Hui and Tung, Jeffrey Dao-Sheng. The Chinese-American
Experience. Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, c1993.
Traces the history of Chinese immigration to the United States, discussing
why they emigrated, their problems in a new land, and their contributions
to American culture.
Wu, Norbert. Beneath the Waves : Exploring the Hidden World of the
Kelp Forest. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c1992.
Describes plants and animals that live in and around kelp bed forests,
including otters, seals, plankton, eels, and octopi.
Wu, Norbert. A City Under the Sea : Life in a Coral Reef. New York,
N.Y. : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c1996.
It describes the special world of the coral reef by day and night.
An inviting text highlights the author's firsthand diving experiences.
Wu, Priscilla. The Abacus Contest : Stories from Taiwan and China.
Illustrated by Xiao-jun Li. Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Pub., c1996.
In a small city in southern Taiwan, six children with a traditional
background experience different changes in their outlook.
Wu, William F. Hong on the Range. Illustrated by Phil Hale and Darrel
Anderson and Richard Berry. New York : Walker, c1989.
In a future American West where most of the people and animals are
partly mechanical, totally human cowboy Louie Hong tangles with bionic
outlaws and bounty hunters who are blaming him for a recent bank robbery.
Yang, Jwing-Ming. The Fox Borrows the Tiger's Awe. Illustrated by
Li Xieu-Lin. Jamaica, Plain, MA : YMAA Publication Center, c1990.
Yee, Lisa. Millicent Min, Girl Genius. New York: Arthur A. Levine
Child prodigy Millicent Min is a senior in high school, but she struggles
to learn to make friends and play volleyball over the course of an
Yep, Laurence. The Amah. New York : Putnam's, c1999.
Twelve-year-old Amy finds her family responsibilities growing and
interfering with her ballet practice when her mother takes a job outside
Yep, Laurence. The Boy Who Swallowed Snakes. Illustrated by Jean and
Mou-Sien Tseng. New York : Scholastic, c1994.
An honest young boy tries to get rid of an ever-increasing number
of snakes that have come with the bowlful of silver coins he found.
Yep, Laurence. The Butterfly Boy. Pictures by Jeanne M. Lee. New York
: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1993.
A boy in long-ago China sees the world around him from a butterfly's
point of view. Based on the writings of philosopher Chuang Tzu.
Yep, Laurence. The Case of the Firecrackers. New York : HarperCollins,
When a prop gun used during the making of a television show turns
out to have real bullets, twelve-year-old Lily Lew and Auntie, her
movie actress great-aunt, comb San Francisco's Chinatown in search
of the culprit responsible for loading the gun.
Yep, Laurence. The Case of the Goblin Pearls. New York : HarperCollins
Lily and her aunt, a Chinese American movie actress, join forces to
solve the theft of some priceless pearls and stop the operator of
a sweatshop in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Yep, Laurence. The Case of the Lion Dance. New York : HarperCollins
When $2000 is stolen during the opening of a restaurant, Lily and
her aunt, a Chinese American movie actress, search for the thief throughout
San Francisco's Chinatown.
Yep, Laurence. Child of the Owl. New York : Harper & Row, c1977.
A twelve-year-old girl who knows little about her Chinese heritage
is sent to live with her grandmother in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Yep, Laurence. The City of Dragons. Illustrated by Jean and Mou-Sien
Tseng. New York : Scholastic, c1995.
A boy with a face so sad that nobody wants to look at him runs away
with a caravan of giants to the city of dragons, where his sorrowful
face is finally appreciated.
Yep, Laurence. The Curse of the Squirrel. Illustrated by Dirk Zimmer.
New York : Random House, c1987.
From the time a giant squirrel curses Farmer Johnson's best hunting
dog, things are never the same around the farm, and hunting little
animals cease to be a sport.
Yep, Laurence. Dragon Cauldron. New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers,
A dragon named Shimmer, a monkey wizard, a reformed witch, and two
humans go on a quest to mend the magic cauldron needed to repair the
Yep, Laurence. Dragon of the Lost Sea. New York : Harper & Row,
Shimmer, a renegade dragon princess, tries to redeem herself by capturing
a witch with the help of a human boy.
Yep, Laurence. Dragon Steel. New York, N.Y. : Harper & Row, c1985.
To free her clan from slavery at underwater forges, the dragon princess
Shimmer and her human companion Thorn combat the Dragon King's jealousy
Yep, Laurence. Dragon War. New York, NY : HarperCollins, c1992.
The dragon princess Shimmer and her companions fight a war against
the evil Boneless King in order to rescue their friend Thorn and restore
the dragons' underwater home.
Yep, Laurence. Dragon's Gate. New York, NY : HarperCollins, c1993.
When he accidentally kills a Manchu, a fifteen-year-old Chinese boy
is sent to America to join his father, an uncle, and other Chinese
working to build a tunnel for the transcontinental railroad through
the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1867. Sequel to "Mountain light."
Yep, Laurence. Dragonwings. New York : Harper & Row, c1975.
In the early twentieth century a young Chinese boy joins his father
in San Francisco and helps him realize his dream of making a flying
Yep, Laurence. The Ghost Fox. Illustrated by Jean and Mou-sien Tseng.
New York : Scholastic, c1994.
While his father is away from their Chinese village, Little Lee fights
to save his mother's soul from an evil fox creature that has assumed
Yep, Laurence. Hiroshima : a Novella. New York : Scholastic, c1995.
Describes the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, particularly
as it affects Sachi, who becomes one of the Hiroshima Maidens.
Yep, Laurence. The Imp That Ate My Homework. Drawings by Benrei Huang.
New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c1998.
Jim teams up with his grandfather, who is known as the meanest man
in Chinatown, to defeat a powerful demon.
Yep, Laurence. The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung : a Chinese Miner. New
York : Scholastic, 2000.
A young Chinese boy nicknamed Runt records his experiences in a journal
as he travels from southern China to California in 1852 to join his
uncle during the Gold Rush.
Yep, Laurence. The Junior Thunder Lord. Pictures by Robert Van Nutt.
[Mahwah, N.J.] : BridgeWater Books, c1994.
Yue, a Chinese merchant, discovers the wisdom in passing along kindness,
when Bear Face, the huge hairy man Yue has befriended, saves his life.
Yep, Laurence. The Khan's Daughter : a Mongolian Folktale. Illustrated
by Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng. New York : Scholastic, c1997.
In this retelling of a Mongolian folktale a simple shepherd must pass
three tests in order to marry the Khan's beautiful daughter.
Yep, Laurence. Kind Hearts and Gentle Monsters. New York : Harper
& Row, c1982.
Charley Sabini, who thinks with his head, meets Chris Pomeroy, who
thinks with her feelings, and the result is a friendship which is
a surprise to both of them.
Yep, Laurence. Later, Gator. New York : Hyperion Books for Children,
Teddy finds that his imagination has gotten him into trouble once
more, when he buys his younger brother Bobby an alligator for his
Yep, Laurence. The Lost Garden. New York : Beech Tree Books, 1996.
The author describes how he grew up as a Chinese American in San Francisco
and how he came to use his writing to celebrate his family and his
Yep, Laurence. The Magic Paintbrush. Drawings by Suling Wang. New
York : HarperCollins, 2000.
A magic paintbrush transports Steve and his elderly caretakers from
their drab apartment in Chinatown to a world of adventures.
Yep, Laurence. The Man Who Tricked a Ghost. Pictures by Isadore Seltzer.
Mahwah, N.J. : Bridgewater Press, c1993.
Sung, a brave man who is not afraid of ghosts, meets one on a dark
road and tricks it into revealing its secret weakness.
Yep, Laurence. Mountain Light. New York : Harper & Row, c1985.
Swept up in one of the local rebellions against the Manchus in China,
nineteen-year-old Squeaky loses his home and travels to America to
seek his fortune among the gold fields of California. Sequel to "The
Yep, Laurence. Liar, Liar. New York : Morrow, 1983.
Branded in the past as a liar, a teen-aged boy trying to prove his
friend's death in a car crash was no accident finds himself stalked
by a seemingly respectable businessman for a similar fate.
Yep, Laurence. The Rainbow People. Illustrated by David Wiesner. New
York : Harper & Row, c1989.
A collection of twenty Chinese folk tales that were passed on by word
of mouth for generations, as told by some oldtimers newly settled
in the United States.
Yep, Laurence. Ribbons. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1996.
A promising young ballet student cannot afford to continue lessons
when her Chinese grandmother emigrates from Hong Kong, creating jealousy
and conflict among the entire family.
Yep, Laurence. Sea Glass. New York : Harper & Row, c1979.
A Chinese-American boy whose father wants him to be good in sports
finally asserts his right to be himself.
Yep, Laurence. The Serpent's Children. New York : Harper & Row,
In nineteenth-century China, a young girl struggles to protect her
family from the threat of bandits, famine, and an ideological conflict
between her father and brother.
Yep, Laurence. The Shell Woman & the King : a Chinese Folktale.
Paintings by Yang Ming-Yi. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers,
To save herself and her husband from an evil king, Shell agrees to
bring him three wonders.
Yep, Laurence. The Star Fisher. New York : Morrow Junior Books, c1991.
Fifteen-year-old Joan Lee and her family find the adjustment hard
when they move from Ohio to West Virginia in the 1920s.
Yep, Laurence. Thief of Hearts. New York : HarperCollins Publishers,
When Stacy is paired with a Chinese girl at school who is accused
of theft, she must come to terms with her own Chinese and American
Yep, Laurence. Tiger Woman. Pictures by Robert Roth. Mahwah, N.J.
: BridgeWater Books, c1994.
When she refuses to share her food with a beggar, an old woman finds
herself transformed into various animals, until she learns a lesson
Yep, Laurence. The Tom Sawyer Fires. New York : W. Morrow, c1984.
The fifteen-year-old narrator relates how, with his help, cub reporter,
Mark Twain, and fire fighter, Tom Sawyer, uncover the plot of a deranged
Southern arsonist in San Francisco during the Civil War.
Yep, Laurence. Tongues of Jade. Illustrated by David Wiesner. New
York, NY : HarperCollins, c1991.
A retelling of seventeen Chinese American folktales from a variety
of Chinese communities in the United States.
Yu, Ling. A Family in Taiwan. Photographs by Chen Ming-jeng. Minneapolis
: Lerner Publications, c1990.
Presents life in Taiwan as seen through the daily life of a twelve-year-old
and her family.
Yu, Ling. Taiwan in Pictures. Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, c1989.
An introduction to the geography, history, economy, government, people,
and culture of the island republic of Taiwan.
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