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The Crystal Ribbon
by Celeste Lim


Overview - In the village of Huanan, in medieval China, the deity that rules is the Great Huli Jing. Though twelve-year-old Li Jing's name is a different character entirely from the Huli Jing, the sound is close enough to provide constant teasing-but maybe is also a source of greater destiny and power.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In the village of Huanan, in medieval China, the deity that rules is the Great Huli Jing. Though twelve-year-old Li Jing's name is a different character entirely from the Huli Jing, the sound is close enough to provide constant teasing-but maybe is also a source of greater destiny and power. Jing's life isn't easy. Her father is a poor tea farmer, and her family has come to the conclusion that in order for everyone to survive, Jing must be sacrificed for the common good. She is sold as a bride to the Koh family, where she will be the wife and nursemaid to their three-year-old son, Ju'nan. It's not fair, and Jing feels this bitterly, especially when she is treated poorly by the Koh's, and sold yet again into a worse situation that leads Jing to believe her only option is to run away, and find home again. With the help of a spider who weaves Jing a means to escape, and a nightingale who helps her find her way, Jing embarks on a quest back to Huanan--and to herself.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780545767033
  • ISBN-10: 0545767032
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 352
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - Asia
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