The Bone Collector’s Son
Rights sold to USA.
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.
“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