by Clare Farrow and Guo Yue, illustrated by Helen Cann - £7.99 Barefoot Books Ltd (2011)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781846865381 | ISBN 10: 1846865387
Experience this coming-of-age tale that brings to life the time of the Cultural Revolution. A young boy growing up in the hutongs of China discovers the heartache of loving and having to let go when he captures a bird, only to discover that she will not sing in confinement.
The book is a semi-autobiographical account, based on the author's experiences. An afterword offers an explanation of what the Cultural Revolution meant for the author, his family and the Chinese people.
The first in Barefoot Books' Young Fiction line, this story also includes beautiful full-color illustrations.
(Price & availability last checked: October 2018)
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