Henry & The Kite Dragon by Bruce Edward Hall

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Everyone knows that kids from Chinatown don't go to the park when the kids from Little Italy are there. They're rough, they're big, and they don't like Chinese kids. That's okay-Henry doesn't like them, either.

But what Henry does like are kites. He loves them. Even more, he loves to help his friend Grandfather Chin make them, and fly them over Chinatown and the park. But when Tony Guglione and his friends from Little Italy keep throwing rocks and destroying their beautiful creations, Henry and his friends decide enough is enough!

In this touching story based on true 1920's events, two rival groups of children representing two different cultures come face to face, and when they do, they find they share much more than just the same sky.


About Bruce Edward Hall

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Hall is a freelance writer and a 4th generation Chinese-American. Ellen Kindt McKenzie lives in the San Francisco Bay Area of California and spends her summers in rual Wisconsin. She is the author of several books for young readers, including "Taash and Jesters," an ALA Notable Book, and "The King, the Princess," and the Tinker, a 1992 American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. "Stargone John" is a "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books" Blue Ribbon Book and winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award of 1991. William Low is an award-winning illustrator and graduate of the Parsons School of Design. Illustrator of both "Stargone John" and "The King, the Princess, and the Tinker," he lives on Long Island, New York, and teaches at Manhattan's School of Visual Arts.
Published June 1, 2004 by Philomel. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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