Homesick: My Own Story (Puffin Modern Classics)

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Jean Fritz was born in China and lived there until 1927, when she was twelve. Young Jean had spent her entire life in China, but her parents' memories of home and letters from relatives in Pennsylvania made her feel that she was American--and homesick for a place she'd never seen!



Family photographs and illustrations by Margot Tomes show us the real people behind Jean's vivid and unforgettable stories--memories of picnics on the Great Wall, pranks, holidays in the foreign compound, rebellious moments at her British school. close ties to Chinese friends, and how it felt to be called a "foreign devil" and spat upon in the streets of a turbulent China on the eve of revolution. When her family embarks upon its long journey home, Jean is thrilled, but she wonders: When she arrives in America at last, will she fit in after growing up on "the wrong side of the world?"

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2007 Pages: 163 Publisher: Puffin It is On the summer of 1959. And in a prairie town in Saskatchewan. Alec Monkman waits for his estranged daughter to come home with the. Grandson he has never seen. But this is an uneasy reunion. Fiercely independent. Vera has been on her own since running away at nineteen - first to the army. and then to Toronto. Now. for the sake of her young son. she must swallow her pride and return home after seventeen years. As the story gradually unfolds. the past confronts the present in unexpected ways as the silence surrounding Vera's other is finally shattered and the truth behind Vera's long absence revealed. With its tenderness. humour. and vivid evocation of character and place. Homesick confirms Guy Vanderhaeghe's reputation as one of Canada's most engaging and accomplished storytellers.

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This is the twenty-fifth anniversary of Jean Fritz's award-winning account of her life in China, and to honor this story, it is only fitting that it be added to our prestigious line of Puffin Modern Classics. This fictionalized autobiography tells the heartwarming story of a little girl growing up in an unfamiliar place. While other girls her age were enjoying their childhood in America, Jean Fritz was in China in the midst of political unrest. Jean Fritz tells her captivating story of the difficulties of living in a unfamiliar country at such a difficult time.

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