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Homesick: My Own Story (Yearling Book) Paperback – March 1, 1984
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From Publishers Weekly
Fritz's Newbery Honor-winning memoir of growing up during a turbulent time in China's history is "rich in the telling observations of sights, sounds and people," said PW. Ages 8-12. (Aug.)
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''Rich in the telling observations of sights, sounds, and people.'' --Publishers Weekly
''Fritz draws the readers into scenes from her youth in the turbulent China of the mid-twenties . . . A remarkable blend of truth and storytelling.'' --Booklist (starred review)
''Every now and then a book comes along that makes me want to send a valentine to its author. Homesick is such a book . . . . Pungent and delicious.'' --Washington Post
''An insightful memory's-eye-view of her childhood . . . Young Jean is a strong character, and many of her reactions to people and events are timeless and universal.'' --School Library Journal (starred review)
''Told with an abundance of humor--sometimes wry, sometimes mischievous and irreverent the story is vibrant with atmosphere, personalities, and a palpable sense of place.'' --Horn Book
''As an intelligent but naive young girl, Jean fascinates readers as she skillfully describes her experiences as a foreigner living in China during their civil war of the early 1900s . . . Her story is sweet, sensitive, and compelling. Readers will agree that this book deserved the Newbery award recognition that it received.'' --Children's Literature --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.
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I get to see my own hometown in the eyes of a 12-year-old American girl. I see Lin nai-nai and the local Wuhan dialect. My hometown is Jean's to escape, yet I live in the US now, missing home.