Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan
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Chi fa was always hungry, often cold, and frequently beaten. But through all his struggles, he held onto his sister's hopeful words: "You are lucky, Chi Fa. Good fortune will find you."
This stirring memoir of a painful childhood tells a story of resilience and courage, and attests to the power of even small acts of kindness.
Praise For Double Luck: Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan…
"This is a true rags-to-riches adventure, complete with swift action and harrowing events"—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The descriptive, first-person text includes details of Chinese life, traditional culture, and early Communism as it conveys both the physical and emotional toll exacted by poverty and the importance of determination, hope, and compassion."—Booklist
"The strength of this book is in the clarity of Chi Fa's personal story, his optimism and determination in the face of incredible adversity."—School Library Journal
Holiday House, 9780823415601, 224pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2001
About the Author
Becky White taught elementary school for five years before creating more than three hundred educational books. She lives with her husband in a windmill home in California, where she enjoys gardening and making books and movies for her grandchildren.