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published: Oct 1989
ISBN:9780888990983

Tales from Gold Mountain /hc

by Paul Yee, illustrated by Simon Ng

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list price: $18.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Oct 1989
ISBN:9780888990983
Description

This is a landmark collection of eight stories from the celebrated children's author Paul Yee. Describing the extraordinary circumstances of the Chinese who came to build the railroad in Canada and the United States in simple, beautiful prose, Yee's stunning text accurately portrays the culture clash between the Old and New World. Matched with Ng's exquisite paintings, this collection is nothing less than required reading on the history of our continent.

About the Authors
Paul Yee was born in Spalding, Saskatchewan, and grew up in Vancouver's Chinatown. A former archivist, he now writes full time. His books have won many awards and honors, including the Governor General's Award (Ghost Train), the Ruth Schwartz Award (Ghost Train and Roses Sing on New Snow), and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award (Tales from Gold Mountain). He has won the Vancouver Book Award and been shortlisted for the BC Book Prize, and his books have been named to several lists, including NYPL Books for the Teen Age (Dead Man’s Gold), ALA Notables and Booklist's Top Ten Historical Fiction. Most recently, Paul’s young adult novel Money Boy was named a Stonewall Honor Book and he won the Vicky Metcalf Award for a body of work. Paul lives in Toronto.
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Simon Ng was born in Brunei and immigrated to Toronto as a teenager. His illustrations have appeared in many North American newspapers and magazines, including the Boston Globe and the New York Times Magazine. His books include Out of the Everywhere: Tales for a New World by Jan Andrews and Tales from Gold Mountain by Paul Yee, which has been named a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book and the Parent's Choice Honor Book as well as winning the Violet Downey Book Award and the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Book Prize. Simon Ng lives in Toronto.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
0 to 100
Grade:
p to 17
Reading age:
0
Awards
  • Winner, IODE Violet Downey Book Award
  • Winner, IODE National Chapter Award
  • Winner, Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize
Editorial Reviews

Handsome format; compelling reading.

— Kirkus Reviews

With its excellent writing and deeply symbolic illustrations, this book is highly recommended.

— Rutgers

...Ng's cool, brooding full-page paintings have an intense presence that enhances the stories' exotic flavor...A book not to miss.

— Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

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