The Long Haired Girl by Doreen Rappaport
A Chinese Legend

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Below the Lei-gong Mountains, the villagers' newly planted crops are withering in the sun-scorched earth. The unmerciful God of Thunder refuses to send them rain. One day Ah-mei climbs high in the mountains and discovers the God of Thunder's secret spring. Plagued by his ruthless threats, Ah-mei challenges the god and risks her life to save her village. Full color.

About Doreen Rappaport

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Doreen Rappaport is well known for her groundbreaking approach to multicultural history and literature for young readers. Her many books include Victory or Death: Stories of the American Revolution; We Are The Many: A Picture Book of American Indians; and Martin's Big Words, winner of the Jane Addams Book Award. She and her husband divide their time between New York City and a rural village in upstate New York.
Published March 1, 1995 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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A tale of courage given impact by the sheer drama that laces the story--the give and take, the frenzied activity, the cleverness.

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In this fine retelling of a Chinese legend, a terrible drought has come to the land near the Lei-Gong Mountains. When Ah-Mei discovers a secret spring of water as ``sweet as pear juice,'' Lei-Gong, th

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