Shu-Li and the Magic Pear Tree

Shu-Li and the Magic Pear Tree

Series: Picture Books
Genre: Shaoli Wang
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Length: 72
Illustrator: Shaoli Wang
ISBN: 9781926890159

Rights sold to China.

About the Book

In this new addition to the popular Shu-Li chapter book series, celebrated author Paul Yee brings to young readers more adventures of Vancouver kids of diverse backgrounds living in the vibrant multicultural Commercial Drive neighbourhood.

When Shu-Li and her friends’ school is threatened with closure, they find unexpected help from a magic pear tree in the backyard of an elderly and intriguing neighbour.

Praise for Shu-Li and the Magic Pear Tree:

“Yee’s grasp of childhood delights and the diversity of characters and cultures are a winning combination . . . Wang’s inked illustrations are engaging and lovable, flowing beautifully with the story with restrained candour. A lovely read in the Shu-Li series that provides diversity and celebrations of heritage for young readers.” — Kirkus Reviews

“The ethnic and economic diversity of Shu-Li’s neighborhood and school is highlighted textually and in Wang’s frequent black-and-white line drawings.” — School Library Journal


A Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Book of 2018

About the Illustrator:

Born and raised in Qing Dao, China, Shaoli Wang has won great acclaim for her illustration and painting and has exhibited widely. She collaborated with Paul Yee on numerous books for Tradewind, including the best-selling Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts and Bamboo.

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.