In this prequel to the popular Shu-Li and Tamara and Shu-Li and Diego Paul Yee recounts further adventures of Shu-Li just as she moves into her new home on Commercial Drive, Vancouver. She has trouble adjusting to her new neighbourhood, but finds surprising help from a "magic" pear tree in the back garden.
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 the Magic Pear Tree is a worthy addition to Paul Yee's "Shu Li" series as it broadens the narrative universe established in his previous two books by building upon other aspects of the characters' community."
— CM Magazine
Other titles by Paul Yee
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