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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

PAUL YEE is a writer and archivist who grew up around Vancouver's Chinatown and is now living in Toronto. He has written many stories and has won the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award, the IODE Book Award and the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Prize. In 2012, he won the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature for over 30 years documenting the Chinese Canadian experience from its early days to the present.

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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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