- Hardcover: 48 pages
- Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers (April 1, 1955)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385076398
- ISBN-13: 978-0385076395
- Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 8.9 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,135,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mei Li Hardcover – April 1, 1955
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Mei Li is not at all pleased. Her brother San Yu is going to the New Year Fair in the city and, because she is a girl, Mei Li must stay home. Fortunately, she's a fairly enterprising little lass and by bribing her brother with her lapis-blue marble she's able to convince him to take her with him to town as well. Once there she gives some money to a begger girl and partakes of the splendors of the city. After competing with her brother to show him that girls can do just as much as boys can, she stumbles across a fortune teller. The man predicts that she will rule over a kingdom, a fate which even the normally optimistic Mei Li has some doubts about. After dressing up, playing with toys, and escaping from realistic flying kites she returns to her home with her brother and uncle.Read more ›
In addition, it is a book that should be on the shelf of any serious student of children literature.
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A gift for my daughter, who is the queen of our hearts. A classic.Published 7 months ago by callitlikeiseeit
Having been given this book as a child by by Chinese-American friend as a birthday gift, I was happy to find a copy to pass on to my nieces. Read morePublished 14 months ago by JMB
I have been collecting the award winning books back to their conception and have enjoyed looking at the way illustrations have changed over time. Read morePublished on October 17, 2013 by Bronwyn