An Mei's Strange and Wondrous Journey

Title

An Mei's Strange and Wondrous Journey

Illustrator

Vivienne Flesher

Publisher

DK Children

Publication Year

1998

ISBN

9780789424778

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A picture book illustrated by the award-winning artist of Lullaby Raft follows the life of a six-year-old orphaned girl born in China, who is adopted and brought to America, where she learns to adjust to her new, unfamiliar home.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

AD570L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Interracial; adopted child; adoptive family; adoptive parents; adoptive mother; adoptive father; interracial adoption; international adoption; interracial family

Main Character

female baby; female child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Chinese) / White

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 1999 Five to Nine Today

Keywords

China; train; swan; journey; orphanage; babies; bamboo; wind; ice; beard; plane; ocean; panda; swing; mother; safety

Diversity Impact

direct

An Mei's Strange and Wondrous Journey

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