Homesick: My Own Story (Yearling Book)

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Jean Fritz was born in China and lived there until 1927, when she was twelve. Young Jean had spent her entire life in China, but her parents' memories of home and letters from relatives in Pennsylvania made her feel that she was American--and homesick for a place she'd never seen!
Family photographs and illustrations by Margot Tomes show us the real people behind Jean's vivid and unforgettable stories--memories of picnics on the Great Wall, pranks, holidays in the foreign compound, rebellious moments at her British school. close ties to Chinese friends, and how it felt to be called a "foreign devil" and spat upon in the streets of a turbulent China on the eve of revolution. When her family embarks upon its long journey home, Jean is thrilled, but she wonders: When she arrives in America at last, will she fit in after growing up on "the wrong side of the world?"

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JEAN FRITZ has, throughout almost four decades of writing about history, taken on plenty of people, starting with George Washington in The Cabin Faced West. Since then her refreshingly informal historical biographies for children have been widely acclaimed as “unconventional, good-humored, witty, irrepressible, and extraordinary. In her role as biographer, Jean attempts to uncover the adventures and personalities behind each character she researches.

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Fritz's Newbery Honor-winning memoir of growing up during a turbulent time in China's history is "rich in the telling observations of sights, sounds and people," said PW. Ages 8-12. (Aug.)
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