Chinese women

16463 The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars by Jean Merrill, Floyd Cooper, illus

The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars.

A retelling of a story found on a twelfth century scroll, in which a young girl chooses her own interests and her own life.



16364 Plum-Blossom and Kai Lin Hedwig Weiss 1955

Plum-Blossom and Kai Lin.

Plum-Blossom discovers she has been sold into slavery by her parents, but the son of the house has modern ideas. Set during the twenty years of fighting after the fall of the Manchu Dynasty in 1911. Hedwig Weiss lived in China for six years while her husband served as the Imperial German Consul in Sichuan. Lovely ink drawings, which must be the author's.



Mei Li by Thomas Handforth (1938) Caldecott Medal.

Mei Li.

Mei Li is not invited to go to the New Year Fair in the city, but she has plans of her own. She bribes her brother into taking her along, and spends a wonderful day of adventure. Set in midcentury China, with what is probably a realistic portrait of an independent girl child of the time. The author/illustrator was a prominent artist who worked in China in the 30's. PLEASE NOTE: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD.



19265 The Journey of Meng by Doreen Rappaport, ill Yang Ming-Yi.

The Journey of Meng.

Meng sets out on an arduous journey to take warm clothes to her husband, who is working on the Great Wall. An ancient Chinese tale about the power of love and courage, illustrated with lyrical watercolours.



Child of the Owl.

All her life Casey has lived with her happy-go-lucky father, following the horse races. Now she must move into her grandmother's tiny apartment in Chinatown. A fascinating account of how she comes to know her Chinese heritage, with strong characters. Jane Addams Award, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award.




Fritz's warm and vivid memories of growing up in China as a small girl.



Fifth Chinese Daughter.

A memoir of youth in Chinatown, S.F. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



Ho-Ming, Girl of China.




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