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a great Newbery winner,
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This review is from: Li Lun, Lad of Courage (The Newbery Honor Roll) (Paperback)
This is a quick reading story of a young boy afraid of the water in a fishing town, sent to the mountaintop by his father when he won't go to sea. The father gives him grains of rice and tells him not to return till he has grown it many times over. The story tells of his trials and tribulations trying to grow the rice - which he succeeds at. This book won the 1948 Newbery Honor award and is a charming example of the type of books that win the awards.