Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

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Annotation: A young boy leaves the Chinese countryside to live and work in a large city, where he has many adventures while growing into manhood.
Catalog Number: #337670
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Publisher: Square Fish
Copyright Date: 1973
Edition Date: 2008
Illustrator: Low, William,
Pages: x, 306 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-312-38007-0 Perma-Bound: 0-8000-0484-1
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-312-38007-6 Perma-Bound: 978-0-8000-0484-2
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2006049633
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
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Newbery Medal
New York Times Book Review
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Word Count: 59,742
Reading Level: 6.4
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 6.4 / points: 10.0 / quiz: 100 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:6.7 / points:12.0 / quiz:Q12942
Lexile: 890L
Guided Reading Level: W
Fountas & Pinnell: W

When Young Fu arrives with his mother in bustling 1920s Chungking, all he has seen of the world is the rural farming village where he has grown up. He knows nothing of city life. But the city, with its wonders and dangers, fascinates the 13-year-old boy, and he sets out to make the best of what it has to offer him. First published in 1932, Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze was one of the earliest Newbery Medal winners. Although China has changed since that time, Young Fu's experiences are universal: making friends, making mistakes, and making one's way in the world.


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