PIE-BITER.

McCunn, Ruthanne Lum (You-shang Tang, illustrator)

ISBN 10: 0932538096 / ISBN 13: 9780932538093
Published by San Francisco: Design Enterprises of San Francisco. (1983.) dj, 1983
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Based on the true story of a young boy, brought from China to work on building the trans-continental railroad, who grew from a skinny boy to a strong man by eating lots of pies, and thus earned the nickname Pie-Biter. When work on the railroads was finished, he learned how to run a pack-horse business, and after 15 years as a successful businessman in the Northwest, he finally returned to China INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by McCunn "For. may you have the strength, ingenuity and humor of Pie-Biter - but not the appetite!" Illustrated by You-Shang Tang using a combination of Chinese and Western art techniques. American Book Award winner 1984. Oval format, unpaginated. Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards (prev owner's name) in a very good- dustjacket with a gold award sticker on the front cover. Bookseller Inventory # 37210

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Title: PIE-BITER.

Publisher: San Francisco: Design Enterprises of San Francisco. (1983.) dj

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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In the nineteenth century, a young Chinese comes to the United States to work on the railroad and develops a fondness for pies that becomes legendary.

About the Author:

Ruthanne Lum McCunn was born in San Francisco's Chinatown and grew up in Hong Kong. She has published seven books on the experiences of Chinese people in America, including Thousand Pieces of Gold. She currently resides in San Francisco.

Tang grew up in Shanghai, China, and graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts and Peking University with degrees in Chinese art and literature.

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