Shu-Li and Tamara

Shu-Li and Tamara

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Baker & Taylor
Fourth-grader Shi-Li, who immigrated to Vancouver two years ago, finds her life improving when she becomes friends with Tamara, but their friendship is tested after money is stolen from their classroom and Tamara is rumored to be the one responsible for the theft.

Orca Book Publishers
The friendship between Shu-Li and Tamara encounters a crisis.
This contemporary story of the true friendship between two girls is set in Vancouver’s Commercial Drive neighborhood. Shu-Li’s parents run a local Chinese deli and much of the story revolves around food. There is a helpful compendium of recipes at the end of the book for kids to try out. Beautifully illustrated throughout with line drawings.

Paul Yee is the recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Ghost Train and the City of Vancouver Book Award for Saltwater City. He has authored numerous books for young people, including The Jade Necklace and The Bone Collector’s Son. Paul is a leading chronicler of the Chinese immigration experience in Canada.

Shaoli Wang is the talented illustrator of the BC Book Prizes short-listed picturebook Bamboo.

Publisher: Vancouver : Tradewind Books, 2007
ISBN: 9781896580937
Branch Call Number: JFC YEE
Characteristics: 71 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Wang, Shaoli 1961-- Illustrator


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Jul 05, 2011

This is really strange. I don't know if it the copy I'm reading, which might be an untitled copy in the catalogue (31221 08598 8132), but when I skipped to the back of the book in pages 62-63, it says, " "Tamara stole money from the / anything," Tamara said, break out in tears." Huh? That sentence doesn't even make much sense whether it's in the context of the book or not. And at the end of page 63, it says, "Tamara's face reddened as she explained. "My dad gives me money. You can ask him." " and it says that same paragraph exactly on the top of page 64, so Tamara is repeating herself, with no mention of it in the text.

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