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Ghost Train

by Paul Yee, illustrated by Harvey Chan, read by Molly Johnson

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This enhanced e-book, in celebration of Groundwood's 35th anniversary, includes a read-aloud feature of the story narrated by Molly Johnson.

Winner of the Governor General's Award, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award

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.

About the Authors

Paul Yee was born in Saskatchewan but grew up in Vancouver's Chinatown. He is the author of nearly thirty books, including the Governor General's Award-winning Ghost Train as well as Saltwater City: An Illustrated History of the Chinese in Vancouver, winner of the Vancouver Book Award. His most recent children's book is Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts (Tradewind Books); his new novel, A Superior Man (Arsenal Pulp Press), is his first written for an adult audience. He lives in Toronto.

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Harvey Chan immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong as a teenager. He has won the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award three times. Harvey is currently living in Hong Kong. Visit Harvey Chan's website: http://www.harveychan.ca/index.php
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Harvey Chan immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong as a teenager. He has won the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award three times. Harvey is currently living in Hong Kong. Visit Harvey Chan's website: http://www.harveychan.ca/index.php
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 10
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1 to 5
Reading age:
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