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Wenjun, Qin.
Hope Publishing House, 2000
IL K-3
ISBN 7537921563
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A real, heartbreaking, true story told from the perspective of a young girl trying to understand the inner workings of her parents. The Green Plantation of my Younger Brother will leave you with a sense of lost of childhood past. Although harsh and unforgiving, this story lends itself to teach us a lesson about Chinese upbringings. In a time where our children seem to leave a free life, this story grabs you and grounds you until the end.

Once you finish its forty-nine, dual language (it is written in both Chinese and English), beautifully illustrated story, you wish that it was you the one living in the country; with the dirt between your toes, the sun in your back, the breeze in your face and cold water running down your throat. "I did not know how long he wrote. But I found him still writing alone when I woke up at midnight. The soul stirring rustling of the pen scratching on the paper seemed to be hungrily making up a missing experience in his childhood". (Mauricio Cadavid, college student,

SUBJECTS:     Folklore -- China.

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