Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
The Examination

The Examination

A Novel

Malcolm Bosse

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Fifteen-year-old Hong and his older brother Chen face famine, flood, pirates, and jealous rivals on their journey through fifteenth century China as Chen pursues his calling as a scholar and Hong becomes involved with a secret society known as the White Lotus.

American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, ALA Best Books for Young Adults


Praise for The Examination

“When Hong, brave and cunning, determines to take his intellectually brilliant if impractical older brother, Chen, to the provincial capital for the scholars' examination, the two boys find themselves caught up in the tapestry of landscape and events of sixteenth century China...This is tremendous adventure.” —Starred, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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