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Read ¼ Child of the Owl 102 È Twelve year old Casey is waiting for the day that Barney her father hits it big 'cause when that horse comes in he tells her it's the penthouse suite But then he ends up in the hospital and Casey is sent to Chinatown to live with her grandmother Paw Paw Now the waiting seems longer than ever Casey feels lost in Chinatown ShElls her about the mother Casey never knew and about her family's owl charm and her true Chinese name And Casey at last begins to understand that this Paw Paw's Chinatown home her parents' home is her home t. I didn't love the writing as well as the others in this series because it was a little grittier in nature with some mild language I'm sure it was to match the subject matter which concerns a compulsive gambler's daughter thrust into her traditional grandmother's care in Chinatown and who then has to learn her Chinese heritage That said the story was very nice with the pull between cultures and how Casey learns to be Chinese and American at the same time and to be at peace with the dichotomy She also learns about loving those who disappoint her and also loving those who have rough exteriors but turn out to have hearts of gold Very touching storyline

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Twelve year old Casey is waiting for the day that Barney her father hits it big 'cause when that horse comes in he tells her it's the penthouse suite But then he ends up in the hospital and Casey is sent to. Laurence Yep has been a favorite author of mine since my teens I have been reading his books when I've had the opportunity My local library has a huge collection of his novels and I've decided to work my way through them as time permits Child of the Owl 1977 is my first revisiting of Yep in about a decade and I'm currently reading Sea Glass 1979Child of the Owl is told in the first person perspective of a 12 year old girl named Casey She's a native born Chinese American but doesn't even think of herself in terms of her Chinese heritage Like many first generation native born Americans she only speaks English Just as Yep describes in his autobiography The Lost Garden 1996 Casey is too American to fit into Chinatown and too Chinese to fit in anywhere else In fact that turmoil of balancing cultures is a recurrent theme in Yep's booksThe book though written in the 1970s takes place in 1965 When Casey is forced to move in with her Grandmother Paw Paw in Chinatown San Francisco we get to learn about Chinese culture as Casey does All of Yep's descriptions of San Francisco have a delicate balance of Western and Chinese details The Beatles old time radio shows and hamburgers coincide with Chinese opera Kung fu movies and dim sum

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Child of the OwlChinatown to live with her grandmother Paw Paw Now the waiting seems longer than ever Casey feels lost in Chinatown She's not prepared for the Chinese school the noisy crowds missing her father But Paw Paw t. target audience Diversity and Inclusion Book 12 14yrs summary – Casey a young girl lives with her Father He has a gambling addiction and Casey loves him dearly even though he freuently disappoints She is only 12 years old when her father is hospitalized She has to move in with her grandmother and eventually develops a long needed sense of belonging Casey's grandmother tells her a story that brings to light many truths for Casey Casey sees herself as an Owl and relates many of the difficulties and disappointments she encounters along the way to the Owl spirit Her father really disappoints her and does harm to the family because of his weakness due to his gambling addiction Eventually her grandmother shows her that forgiveness is the best way to resolve her anger with her father Casey is a smart clever and wise girl She makes friends and feel the comfort of a loving family in Chinatown with her grandmother Ah Paw strengthsweaknesses I love this book the setting and descriptive language is tangible I felt like I was in San Francisco Chinatown in the early 60' I remember seeing the hanging duck in the delecitessines and the pajama clad elderly people doing Tai Chi in the park This is a rich and well planned story The characters are fully developed and you can see real people in the behaviors and activities of these people The Pachinko grandmother's friends nephew is a rich and interesting portale of the zoot suit era chinese american It is a pleasure to read and I really appreciated Casey's narration of her life personal critiue Yes I would definitely recommend this book It explores the cultural environment in the Chinese community and does not spare the reader the history of abuse and discrimination heaped upon the Chinese immigrants with a splash of historical perspective He is a chance to see the world of immigrants and their children from the inside The end of the book has a discussion by Laurence Yep and his perspective on the book and its rich and interesting characters There is even room in the last chapter to think of a seuel and the next step in Casey's life illustrations There is only cover art this is a chapter book middle school novel notable awards This book is an American Library Association Notable Children's Book and was reviewed by School Library Journal Laurence Yep is a popular writer of children's fiction and has received many awards for his contribution to children's literature Other books by Yep have won Newbery Honors and numerous recommendations