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Posted June 9, 2012
This was a very touching account of a young girl who had questions about her family and about why her uncle was somewhat distant. As her questions are answered she develops a warmer relationship with her uncle. This book gave me pause and time to reflect on her situation. I enjoyed it immensely as did my husband.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 19, 2012
a great book about the rein of Mao Tse Tung and the terrible leader he was. This is a true story about a young girl, Wen-shan, who lived with her parents in china until her life was in danger and her mother sent her to live with her great uncle in Hong Kong for her own safety at the age of 4. She doesn’t remember much and she always wonders why her mother sent her away and then she and her uncle are given the “Jade Dragon Box with letters from her mother and pictures that her grandfather painted. As they read these letters Wen-Shan came to understand her mother and in the end of the story she found out that her mother was still living in China and that they could communicate now that Chairman Mao was dead.
Posted December 30, 2011
Letters in the Jade Dragon Box is set between memories of the Mao Tes-tung years in China and the time following his death. Chen Wen-shan, now 15, can¿t remember anything before she was sent to live with her great uncle in Hong Kong. A mysterious letter is received. A trip to a large home and a gift of a Jade box, with voices from the past, will forever change their lives. The story is well written and easy to visualize. The unique characters bring variety and realism to the story. Based on real life events, you have the opportunity to experience some of the most devastating events in China¿s history and the results of the cruelty. Excellent work of historical fiction.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.