"Who knows what the gods have in store for us?" Xiao Sheng sang out to his mother every morning. "Today may not be the same as yesterday."
In spite of his hardships, Xiao Sheng is a cheerful boy who loves to sing. He works from sunrise to sunset to earn enough money to feed his family. When Xiao finds a magic pearl, everything is changed forever.
is the award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults. A former elementary teacher, she balances her time between presenting in schools and libraries throughout the country, travelling the world, and writing from her home in Victoria, Canada.