Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdom

Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdom

by Katherine Patterson




From beloved author and master storyteller Katherine Paterson comes a reissued historical novel of intrigue, war, and love, set against the Taiping Rebellion. Wang Lee is a young peasant boy, caught up in a secret group dedicated to overthrowing the hated Manchu emperor of China. Wang Lee faces a tough challenge: he must learn to be a soldier and kill for his cause. As the battles rage on, Wang Lee finds himself surrounded by a shifting world — women who show their strength against all odds, and peasants transforming into a noble army. With her signature grace, style, and compassion, Paterson has created an epic tale of 19th-century China, full of adventure, insight, and hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780888998859
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Katherine Patersonis the renowned author of many classic children’s books, including Bridge to Terabithia; The Great Gilly Hopkins; Lyddie; Jacob Have I Loved; Come Sing, Jimmy Jo; and The Master Puppeteer, among many others. Her work has won two Newbery Medals and a Newbery Honor, two National Book Awards, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. She also served a term as the National Ambassador for Children’s Literature. Katherine lives in Vermont.

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