Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

Elizabeth Foreman Lewis; Illustrated by William Low

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When Young Fu arrives with his mother in bustling 1920s Chungking, all he has seen of the world is the rural farming village where he has grown up. He knows nothing of city life. But the city, with its wonders and dangers, fascinates the 13-year-old boy, and he sets out to make the best of what it has to offer him.
     First published in 1932, Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze was one of the earliest Newbery Medal winners. Although China has changed since that time, Young Fu’s experiences are universal: making friends, making mistakes, and making one’s way in the world.

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“It is a story full of adventure that I believe you will enjoy as much as I did. Young Fu won the Newbery Medal, not only because it was historically and culturally accurate, but because it was and is a really good read.”—Katherine Paterson, Newbery Award-winning author of Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved

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Elizabeth Foreman Lewis; Illustrated by William Low

Elizabeth Foreman Lewis (1892-1958) received special training in religious education and English literature, and in 1917 was sent to China by the Methodist Women’s Board. There she studied the Chinese language and history, and held teaching posts in Shanghai, Chungking, and Nanking. Young Fu was her first book.

William Low was born and raised in New York City. He is the author and illustrator of Chinatown and Old Penn Station, as well as a four time Silver Medal winner at the Society of Illustrators. Currently, he teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

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Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
Elizabeth Foreman Lewis; Illustrated by William Low

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Newbery Medal Book

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
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April 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312380076
ISBN10: 0312380070
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 320 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 890LL
F&P Level A-Z: W
AR Quiz Number: 100
AR Points: 10

$8.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
April 2007
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805081138
ISBN10: 0805081135
Young Adult Fiction
5.5 x 8.25 inches, 320 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 890LL

$17.95
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