Thousand Pieces of Gold: A Biographical Novel

Thousand Pieces of Gold: A Biographical Novel

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by Ruthanne Lum McCunn
     
 

ISBN-10: 080708381X

ISBN-13: 9780807083819

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Beacon Press

Lalu Nathoy's father called his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his "thousand pieces of gold," yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, he is forced to sell her. Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a saloonkeeper, and offered as a prize in a poker game. This biographical…  See more details below

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Lalu Nathoy's father called his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his "thousand pieces of gold," yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, he is forced to sell her. Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a saloonkeeper, and offered as a prize in a poker game. This biographical novel is the extraordinary story of one woman's fight for independence and dignity in the American West.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807083819
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Bluestreak Series
Edition description:
None
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
408,054
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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Thousand Pieces of Gold: A Biographical Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book, I had to read it for school and ended up really enjoying it. It only took me about 5 days to finish it, I had a hard time putting it down. enjoy!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A heart warming story about a young girl's journey through a life of adversity. An easy and quick read.