Shu-Li and the Magic Pear Tree

  • Illustrated By: Shaoli Wang
  • Pages:72
  • Publisher:Tradewind Books
  • Themes:Vancouver, Commercial Drive, neighbors, neighborhood, magic, pears, moving
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  • Pub Date:04/01/2017
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 6-8
Paperback
9781926890159
$8.95 USD
In this prequel to the popular Shu-Li chapter books Shu-Li and Tamara and Shu-Li and Diego, celebrated author Paul Yee brings young readers further adventures of Shu-Li, just as she moves into her new home on Commercial Drive in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has trouble adjusting to her new neighborhood but finds surprising help from a "magic" pear tree in the back garden.
"Yee's grasp of childhood delights and the diversity of characters and cultures are a winning combination…Readers will also appreciate that the story is grounded in reality—the children begin to rely on their own resourceful problem-solving—as it deftly weaves in myth, fairy tales, and oral folklore. Wang's inked illustrations are engaging and lovable, flowing beautifully with the story with restrained candor. A lovely read in the Shu-Li series that provides diversity and celebrations of heritage for young readers."
– Kirkus Reviews
“A lovely read in the Shu-Li series that provides diversity and celebrations of heritage for young readers. Wang’s inked illustrations are engaging and lovable, flowing beautifully with the story with restrained candor.”
– Kirkus Reviews