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SUMMARY ï Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze Æ A classic Newbery Award winner with an introduction by Katherine Paterson and new illustrationsWhen 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 A classic Newbery Award winner with an introduction by Katherine Paterson and new illustrationsWhen Young Fu arrives with his mother in bustling 1920s Chungking all he has seen of the world is the rural. I've given up trying to understand China's Cultural Revolution and the Chinese Communist Party No matter how many books I've read on the subject I always come away scratching my head certain that somehow I know less than I did the day before As to better understanding the Tiananmen Suare Massacre I have stood dead center in that very Suare and have asked several guides BUT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED HERE and was answered with we will have noodles with our beerOkay so politics are out but that's okay because I've never been super interested in the general corruption and clandestine activities of governments anyway What interests me are regular people and Young Fu is definitely a regular guyYoung Fu is the protagonist of this 1933 Newberry winner and while he's no Holden Caulfield or Paul Atreides he has great appeal At the story's beginning he's the country bumpkin who has arrived in the big city and he's there to take a new stab at life with his widowed mother He's your typical adolescent a bit too cocky a bit too sure that he has all of the answers He gets into some funny scrapes both with his employer and with bandits and he falls prey to different temptations falls into debt tooAs a reader you not only get an authentic taste of turn of the century China but you go on a coming of age journey with Fu who though poor as dirt appears to have the special favor of Kwan Yin and a great curiosity and hunger for lifeI found this a surprisingly fun read and I can't recommend it enough for teenagers who have caught a bad case of affluenza

Young Fu of the Upper YangtzeA classic Newbery Award winner with an introduction by Katherine Paterson and new illustrationsWhen Young Fu arrives with his mother in bustling 1920s Chungking all he has seen of the world is the rural. I've given up trying to understand China's Cultural Revolution and the Chinese Communist Party No matter how many books I've read on the subject I always come away scratching my head certain that somehow I know less than I did the day before As to better understanding the Tiananmen Suare Massacre I have stood dead center in that very Suare and have asked several guides BUT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED HERE and was answered with we will have noodles with our beerOkay so politics are out but that's okay because I've never been super interested in the general corruption and clandestine activities of governments anyway What interests me are regular people and Young Fu is definitely a regular guyYoung Fu is the protagonist of this 1933 Newberry winner and while he's no Holden Caulfield or Paul Atreides he has great appeal At the story's beginning he's the country bumpkin who has arrived in the big city and he's there to take a new stab at life with his widowed mother He's your typical adolescent a bit too cocky a bit too sure that he has all of the answers He gets into some funny scrapes both with his employer and with bandits and he falls prey to different temptations falls into debt tooAs a reader you not only get an authentic taste of turn of the century China but you go on a coming of age journey with Fu who though poor as dirt appears to have the special favor of Kwan Yin and a great curiosity and hunger for lifeI found this a surprisingly fun read and I can't recommend it enough for teenagers who have caught a bad case of affluenza

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Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze » 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 like making friends are timeless. Problematic for modern children not really recommended unless a parent reads it first and explains what terms are now derogatory and so on The word 'coolie' is used a lot but is now considered a derogatory word Additionally problematic because the book is written by someone not of the culture they are writing aboutAfter you get past that this book is still a bit old fashioned and definitely has plenty of little morality tales thrown in Overall though it still manages to be somewhat fun to read It wasn't a complete drudgery like many older juvenile fiction books are Recommended for adults trying to complete Newbery list or other adults who enjoy reading vintage kid lit Very much a typical older adventure story where all goes well for the hero READ µ NATURAL-TREATMENT.CO.UK Æ Elizabeth Foreman Lewis

Elizabeth Foreman Lewis Æ 1 SUMMARY

Elizabeth Foreman Lewis Æ 1 SUMMARY Farming village where he has grown up He knows nothing of city life But the city with its wonders and dangers fascinates the thirteen year old boy and he sets out to make the best of what it has to offer. I have never read a Newbery Award winner that I didn't like This one was a lot different than most of them that I have read because it was published in 1932 so it has some older style writing So keep that in mind if you want to read a mindless book The book is not that hard to read because it is a young adult book but the style took a little bit of concentrationBut let me just say this I love China I think it is the most fascinating place in the entire world Sometimes I dream in Chinese Unfortunately I only know the words for cat American thank you hello and so so as in 'how are you' 'I am so so' So a typical dream would be as followsMe Hello American CatCat Hello American Me Cat helloCat So soMe Thank youSo perhaps the dreams are not that enlightening And they always take place on the Great Wall of China I only know the word for 'so so' because it makes me laugh ha ha moo moo Seriously that is what it really is How are you today Ha ha moo moo Doesn't that make you feel better just saying it You would not be so so for long We should all add it to our vocabulary just like 'hell for breakfast' see my review of 'Jubilee Trail