Series: Picture Books
Genre: Shaoli Wang
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Publication Year: October 2014
Illustrator: Shaoli Wang
ASIN: 1896580823
ISBN: 9781896580821

Rights sold to USA.

About the Book

In a Chinese village, Bamboo, a simple farmer, falls in love with a peasant girl, Ming, and soon they are married. To celebrate the wedding, the newlyweds plant a grove of bamboo. When Bamboo goes to the New World to seek his fortune, his new wife is left behind to till the fields. Ming soon discovers that the bamboo she brought as a gift to her new husband is magic.


Finalist for the BC Book Prize 2006

Finalist for the Chocolate Lily Award 2007

Finalist for the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award 2007

Resource Links – Best of the Year 2005

About the Illustrator:

Born in China, Shaoli Wang now lives in British Columbia. She has won great acclaim for her paintings.

About the Author
Paul Yee

is one of Canada’s leading writers for young people. His first book for Tradewind was The Jade Necklace, followed by The Bone Collector’s Son and Bamboo. He is a recipient of the Governor General’s Award for children’s literature. Raised in Vancouver, he currently lives in Toronto.

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