Wandering Warrior by Da Chen

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“WHAT DO YOU get when you cross Harry Potter with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon? Wandering Warrior, Da Chen’s first book of fiction. . . . Whiz-bang action at every turn. . . . A culturally poignant and energetic adventure story.”—USA Today

“There is much to enjoy, particularly the unusual kung fu backdrop, which makes an intriguing setting for a fantasy adventure.”—Publishers Weekly

“The story skips quickly along, moving from one exciting, richly described scene to another.”—Booklist

“It is a wild ride, perfect for high-energy teens who might not otherwise spend their time reading.”—VOYA

About Da Chen

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Da Chen was born in China. He came to America at the age of 23 with 30 dollars in his pocket and a bamboo flute. He lives in Hudson Valley, NY.
Published January 14, 2003 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 336 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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One assumes that this story was pitched at an acquisitions meeting as “Harry Potter meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” Luka, an orphan, has been raised by the indigent monk Atami as the Chosen One, the Holy Boy destined to free China from the Mogo occupation.

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