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Homesick: My Own Story

Fritz, Jean

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ISBN 10: 0399209336 / ISBN 13: 9780399209338
Published by Putnam, New York, 1982
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing (stated). Three small inked initials and a spot of sticker lift on front free endpage, else crisp and clean, with a touch of overall wear. Unclipped dust jacket has a touch of wear. Newbery Honor winner, without a sticker on book. Illustrations by Margot Tomes. 8vo. 163 pp. plus a section of black-and-white photos. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 74358

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Title: Homesick: My Own Story

Publisher: Putnam, New York

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First edition.

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The author's fictionalized version, though all the events are true, of her childhood in China in the 1920's.

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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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