Case of the Firecrackers (Chinatown Series #3)

Case of the Firecrackers (Chinatown Series #3)

by Laurence Yep
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Case of the Firecrackers (Chinatown Series #3) by Laurence Yep

An ex-movie star turned publicist, Auntie Tiger Lil can't seem to stay away from the big screen'or from danger! When she takes her niece Lily to the set of TV's hottest show, tempers flare and fuses ignite as a loaded gun finds its way into the scene. Somebody is trying to cause trouble, and everyone is suspect. Auntie Tiger Lil and a new cast of characters are once again in the center of action as they travel from Chinatown to the dangerous Tenderloin District of San Francisco in search of clues. They follow a trail of firecrackers, gangs, bad food, and gambling to dead ends. How will they ever find the real culprit?

01-02 Young Hoosier Book Award Masterlist (Gr 4-6)

Author Biography: Laurence Yep is the author of The Imp That Ate My Homework, about which Kirkus Reviews said, "Readers will not be able to put this light, funny fantasy down." He received Newbery Honors in 1975 for Dragonwings and in 1994 for Dragon's Gate. Mr. Yep lives in Pacific Grove, California.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060244491
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/1999
Series: Chinatown Series , #3
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.73(d)
Lexile: 570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Laurence Yep is the acclaimed author of more than sixty books for young people and a winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. His illustrious list of novels includes the Newbery Honor Books Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate; The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, a Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee; and The Dragon's Child: A Story of Angel Island, which he cowrote with his niece, Dr. Kathleen S. Yep, and was named a New York Public Library's "One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing" and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book.

Mr. Yep grew up in San Francisco, where he was born. He attended Marquette University, graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and received his PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He lives in Pacific Grove, California, with his wife, the writer Joanne Ryder.

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Case of the Firecrackers (Chinatown Series #3) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once you think they've found the criminal, another suspect is revealed. Auntie never ceases to amaze me! I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. I never expected the REAL criminal!