Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 11
- Grade: 4 to 6
In this sequel to the popular Shu-Li and Tamara, Paul Yee recounts the adventures of Shu-Li and her classmate Diego as they face the challenge of taking care of Baxter, a neighbhour's dog. The two friends face disaster when Baxter runs away.
About the authors
Paul Yee is one of Canada's finest writers for children. He was raised in Vancouver and has worked in the archives at the Vancouver Museum. He won the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature for Ghost Train. He now lives in Toronto.
Ghost Trainbr> Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award 1996br> Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award 1997br> Finalist for the Toronto IODE Book Award 1997
The Bone Collector's Sonbr> Winner of the City of Vancouver Book Award 2004br> Finalist for the Rocky Mountain Book Award 2006br> Finalist for the Stellar Book Award (BC Teen Readers' Choice Award) 2005-6br> Chosen as Best of 2004, Resource Links.ca
Bamboobr> Finalist for the Chocolate Lily Award 2007 (BC Readers' Choice Award)br> Chosen as Best of 2006, Resource Links
The Jade Necklacebr> Finalist for the Mr. Christie's Book Award 2002
Shaoli Wang Born and raised in Qing Dao, China, Shaoli Wang has won great acclaim for her paintings and has exhibited widely. She now lives in British Columbia where she teaches art to children.
Shu-Li and DiegoIn this sequel to the popular Shu-Li and Tamara, award-winning Paul Yee recounts the adventures of Shu-Li and her classmate Diego as they face the challenge of taking care of Baxter, a neighbour's dog. The two friends face disaster when Baxter runs away.
This is a story about teamwork and responsibility. This is a sequel to Yee’s Shu-Li Tamara, and like its predecessor, the book shows the friendship between two characters from different cultural backgrounds. Students are encouraged to make connections to the people and places they encounter in their own communities.
Source: Association of Canadian Publishers. Top Grade Selection 2016.
Shu-Li and DiegoThis early chapter book is a sequel to Shu-Li and Tamara about an immigrant Chinese family in Vancouver. Shu-Li and her hardworking parents live in the culturally diverse Commercial Drive area where they operate a Chinese delicatessen. She and her classmate Diego assume the challenging responsibility of caring for a big, rambunctious dog, Baxter, while his owner is in the hospital. Shu-Li’s parents do not agree with this arrangement and when Baxter runs away, Shu-Li is faced with difficult moral decisions about whether to be honest with her parents and Baxter’s owner or to try and solve her predicament with Diego’s help. The satisfying resolution involves Shu-Li’s supportive multicultural neighbourhood.
Yee is an award-winning Canadian children’s author. He won the Governor-General’s Award for Ghost Train.
Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2010-2011.
Other titles by Paul Yee
Shu-Li and the Magic Pear Tree
Dear Canada: Hoping for Home
Stories of Arrival
The Bone Collector's Son
A Superior Man
Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts
A Literary Cookbook
Au Canada : De fer et de sang
La construction du chemin de fer canadien, Lee Heen-gwon, Colombie-Britannique, 1882
Cher Journal : Terre d'accueil, terre d'espoir