Disguised as a boy, young Lixia travels with her mother from China to Stockton, California, in the 1860s, where they join Lixia"s father and uncles, who hope to find gold, and make a new home.
|Statement||Clara Stites ; illustrated by Penny Brewer ; cultural consultant, Shixian Sheng.|
|Genre||Juvenile fiction., Fiction.|
|LC Classifications||PZ7.S8613 Li 2003|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||58 p. :|
|Number of Pages||58|
|LC Control Number||2002014078|
On Gold Mountain was a non-fiction book about Lisa See's family history. It begins with the story of Fong See's immigration to the United States and his efforts to make himself a success. He opens several stores and marries an American women. The book is interesting in that the story is highly unique and new. However, the prose is difficult to read/5. Mountain of Gold: The story of the Chinese in America Hardcover – January 1, by Betty Lee Sung (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ 5/5(1). Set in , the story of Fiona MacGillivray and her 11 year old son, Angus takes place in the Klondike. However, the story also has a lot about her very challenging childhood in Scotland and escape from gypsies. Fiona is beautiful, resourceful and motivated. She runs a dancehall in Dawson City/5. New York Times Book Review. “ On Gold Mountain weaves together fascinating family anecdotes, imaginative storytelling, and historical details of immigrant life over the last one-hundred years. Lisa See looks at what’s in her bones and re-creates an enviably entertaining family history.”.
Fascinating and heartbreaking, Ghosts of Gold Mountain is a must-read.” — Lisa See, New York Times best-selling author of On Gold Mountain and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan “Under Gordon Chang’s inspired pen, the unheralded contribution of Chinese laborers in building America’s first transcontinental railroad bursts into daylight like a mighty locomotive rushing from a mountain s: — Lisa See, New York Times best-selling author of On Gold Mountain and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan “Under Gordon Chang’s inspired pen, the unheralded contribution of Chinese laborers in building America’s first transcontinental railroad bursts into daylight like a mighty locomotive rushing from a mountain s: The mountain of iron, and the mountain of copper, and the mountain of silver, And the mountain of gold, and the mountain of soft metal, and the mountain of lead, All these shall be in the presence of the Elect One As wax: before the fire, And like the water which . A grim story about a tough, resourceful Southern family in the Civil War is somewhat submerged by the weight of lyrical detail piled on the tale, and by the slow pace of the telling. There's no doubt that Frazier can write; the problem is that he stops so often to savor the sheer pleasure of the act of writing in this debut effort. Inman, seeing that the end of the war is near, decides to.
The boy one day asked what was the matter, but his father would not tell for some time; at last, however, he said that he had, without knowing it, sold him for gold to a little, ugly-looking, black dwarf, and that the twelve years were coming round when he must keep his word. Superior tale of Chinese and Chinese-Americans in California from late s railroad-building through four generations of struggle to the present day - an engaging historical account rendered delightfully personal through the stories Lisa tells in On Gold Mountain of her family history and her great grandfather Fong See and his journey to the West and sojourn on the gold mountain in Sacramento, San Francisco, and finally Los Angeles Reviews: Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad. A history of the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad, helping to forge modern America only to disappear into the shadows of history until now/5(87). On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family describes years of author Lisa See 's family history, providing a complex portrait of her family’s hard work, suffering, failures and successes as they moved from China to the United States.