Drawn by a China Moon [NOOK Book]

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Introducing Lottie Moon

Dear Mollie, You can’t believe what is happening here in China. . . . Actually, what Mollie can’t believe is that her best friend, Ida, and her family left Virginia to live in a “heathen” country. What about marrying handsome Southern husbands? Going to women’s college together? However, Mollie’s frustration slowly turns to fascination as Ida’s ...
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Drawn by a China Moon

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Overview

Introducing Lottie Moon

Dear Mollie, You can’t believe what is happening here in China. . . . Actually, what Mollie can’t believe is that her best friend, Ida, and her family left Virginia to live in a “heathen” country. What about marrying handsome Southern husbands? Going to women’s college together? However, Mollie’s frustration slowly turns to fascination as Ida’s letters describe her exciting life among the Chinese—sea worms for supper, wearing men’s pants, Chinese New Year, and helping with the amazing missionary work of Lottie Moon.

But as the years go by, China endures war, disease, and rebellion, and Molly becomes more and more worried about Ida. Realizing that each letter she receives could be the last, Mollie wants to help her beloved pen pal. But how . . . and at what price?

HELPING HER FRIEND MEANS CHANGING HER LIFE . . . FOREVER.

An adventure story, ideal for readers 8-12 years of age.
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Editorial Reviews

Provident Book Finder, Sept/Oct 2000
Say “history” and many people yawn. Say “novel” and others think the book’s not true. But everyone loves a good story about real people and actual events touched with a dab of fantasy. I was about to ask the authors what was true and what was not, but their books have a page answering exactly that question. That is most helpful. Dave and Neta Jackson are masters in writing historical novels…for ages 8-12, though many adults can’t resist.
NR Book Service, 4/28/04
There’s no better way to introduce your 8 to 14 year olds to Christian heroes than through these exciting works of historical fiction. Each narrative brings today’s youngsters into close contact with a man or woman of faith as seen through the eyes of a child whose life intersects in a dramatic way with the famous Christian. The stories give accurate portrayals both of history and of the character of the Christian hero while holding kids captive to a tale of adventure.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015836455
  • Publisher: Castle Rock Creative, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/14/2012
  • Series: Trailblazer Books , #34
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 405,012
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Dave & Neta Jackson are the authors of the 40-book Trailblazer series, enjoyed by 1.7 million young readers worldwide, as well as the Hero Tales series for families. For adults their books include the Yada Yada Prayer Group series, the House of Hope series, the Harry Bentley series, and the SouledOut Sisters series, as well as many stand-alone fiction and nonfiction books. They make their home in Chicago. Visit them at www.daveneta.com and www.trailblazerbooks.com and www.facebook.com/DaveNetaJackson.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2004

    good historical novel

    Thirteen year olds Mollie Jones and Ida Baker have been best friends for as long as they can remember. Growing up in the same small Virginia town, the girls shared secrets and dreams, had sleepovers, and made plans for the future together. But all that changes in the fall of 1893, when Ida's parents decide to become missionaries, and Ida must sail with them to far-off China. Over the next few years, Ida's and Mollie's lives take vastly different paths. Ida is terribly lonely in China and struggles to adjust to her new life. Just when she finally begins to feel at home, her life is further disrupted as war and rebellion erupt in China and she develops asthma. Meanwhile, Mollie's life continues as she always thought it would, but as she hears of Ida's struggles, she longs to do something to help her friend. This was a good historical novel for young readers that brought to life this period in history and the struggles of a young girl as she adjusts to life in a foreign land. I enjoyed the unique historical setting, and Mollie and Ida were likeable characters. I recommend this book to young readers with an interest in this historical period or setting.

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