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

had his first book for children published in 1983. His most recent book, The Three Sisters, is his tenth title with Tradewind Books. Yee's books have won numerous prizes, including a Governor General’s Award, and his body of work was recognized by the Metcalf Award in 2012.

Paul lives in Toronto now, but much of this writing is set in Canada’s west coast.