The Resource Ghost train, Paul Yee, (electronic resource)

Ghost train, Paul Yee, (electronic resource)

Label
Ghost train
Title
Ghost train
Statement of responsibility
Paul Yee
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This enhanced e-book, in celebration of Groundwood's 35th anniversary, includes a read-aloud feature of the story narrated by Molly Johnson. This powerful, unforgettable and multi-award-winning tale is based on the lives of the Chinese who settled on the west coast of North America in the early 1900s. Left behind in China by her father, who has gone to North America to find work, Choon-yi has made her living by selling her paintings in the market. When her father writes one day and asks her to join him, she joyously sets off, only to discover that he has been killed. Choon-yi sees the railway and the giant train engines that her father died for, and she is filled with an urge to paint them. But her work disappoints her until a ghostly presence beckons her to board the train where she meets the ghosts of the men who died building the railway. She is able to give them peace by returning their bones to China where they were born
Summary
Choon-yi's father asks her to leave China and join him in North America where he is building the railway, but unfortunately he is killed during the railroad construction. Choon-yi tries to paint the railway and the giant train engines that her father died for, but her work disappoints her until a ghostly presence beckons her to board a train and go on a fantastical journey.
Tone
Illustration
Award
  • Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 1997.
  • Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, 1997.
  • Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Children's Literature, 1996.
  • Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award for Picture Book, 1997.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
084214
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yee, Paul
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
740
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 5
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chan, Harvey
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese
  • Railroad trains
  • Parents
  • Artists
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Ghost train, Paul Yee, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11380162
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554982714
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380162
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Ghost train, Paul Yee, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11380162
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554982714
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380162
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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