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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Contributor(s): Lord, Bette Bao (Author), Simont, Marc (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0064401758     ISBN-13: 9780064401753
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2019

Annotation: Ten-year-old Bandit Wong emigrates to America in 1947 from China and assimilates into the Chinese-American Shirley Temple Wong. Illustrations.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - New Experience
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - Asian American
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 83048440
Age Level: 9-12
Grade Level: 4-7
Lexile Measure: 730(Not Available)
Guided Reading: S (Grade 4)
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 5.15" W x 7.59" (0.27 lbs) 170 pages
- Chronological Period - 1940's
- Cultural Region - Mid-Atlantic
- Cultural Region - Northeast U.S.
- Cultural Region - Plains
- Demographic Orientation - Urban
- Ethnic Orientation - Asian
- Ethnic Orientation - Chinese
- Event - Back to School
- Geographic Orientation - New York
- Topical - Friendship
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Review Citations: Booklist 12/01/1992 pg. 660
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 229
Reading Level: 4.6   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 4.0
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Publisher Description:
Shirley Temple Wong sails from China to America with a heart full of dreams.Her new home is Brooklyn, New York. America is indeed a land full of wonders, but Shirley doesn't know any English, so it's hard to make friends. Then a miracle-baseball-happens. It is 1947, and Jackie Robinson, star of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is everyone's hero. Jackie Robinson is proving that a black man, the grandson of a slave, can make a difference in America and for Shirley as well, on the ball field and off, America becomes the land of opportunity.

Contributor Bio(s): Lord, Bette Bao: - Bette Bao Lord based her acclaimed middle grade novel In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson largely on the days when she herself was a newcomer to the United States. She is also the author of Spring Moon, nominated for the American Book Award for First Novel, and Eighth Moon.Simont, Marc: -

Marc Simont was born in 1915 in Paris. His parents were from the Catalonia region of Spain, and his childhood was spent in France, Spain, and the United States. Encouraged by his father, Joseph Simont, an artist and staff illustrator for the magazine L'Illustration, Marc Simont drew from a young age. Though he later attended art school in Paris and New York, he considers his father to have been his greatest teacher.

When he was nineteen, Mr. Simont settled in America permanently, determined to support himself as an artist. His first illustrations for a children's book appeared in 1939. Since then, Mr. Simont has illustrated nearly a hundred books, working with authors as diverse as Margaret Wise Brown and James Thurber. He won a Caldecott Honor in 1950 for illustrating Ruth Krauss's The Happy Day, and in in 1957 he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his pictures in A Tree is Nice, by Janice May Udry.

Internationally acclaimed for its grace, humor, and beauty, Marc Simont's art is in collections as far afield at the Kijo Picture Book Museum in Japan, but the honor he holds most dear is having been chosen as the 1997 Illustrator of the Year in his native Catalonia. Mr. Simont and his wife have one grown son, two dogs and a cat. They live in West Cornwall, Connecticut. Marc Simont's most recent book is The Stray Dog.

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