The Bone Collector’s Son

The Bone Collector’s Son

Series: Young Adult
Tag: Bestsellers
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Publication Year: September 2012
ASIN: 1896580505
ISBN: 9781896580500

Rights sold to USA.

About the Book

Thirteen-year-old Bing-wing Chan must conquer his fear of ghosts as his father’s gambling debts force him to dig for human bones in a graveyard and then to work as a houseboy in a haunted house. Set in Vancouver’s Chinatown The Bone Collector’s Son is a moving study of the struggle of Chinese immigrants and racism at the turn of the century.

Praise for The Bone Collector’s Son:

“A great read-aloud, either at home or in the classroom.”
— starred review, The Toronto Star

“The story also offers young readers a glimpse into the racism and tough conditions faced by Chinese immigrants at the turn of the century.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Yee skillfully contrasts the supernatural with brutal, racial prejudice and the haunted, unsettled yearning of immigrants longing for roots.” — Booklist

“This is a book that shows the imaginative power of fiction. It demonstrates that empathy across time and cultures is possible.” — The Georgia Straight


Finalist for the BCLA stellar Award 2006

Resource Links – Best of 2004

Finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award 2004


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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