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Henry and the kite dragon

by Hall, Bruce Edward,

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 8 copies
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Bridgeville Public Library Picture Books JUV E HAL
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj Fic Hall, Br
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Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
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Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Picture Books PICT F HALL 2004
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Dormont Public Library Social SOCIAL HALL
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC HALL
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Western Allegheny Community Library Picture Book JP PIC HALL
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Everyone knows that kids from Chinatown don't go to the park when the kids from Little Italy are there. They're rough, they're big, and they don't like Chinese kids. That's okay-Henry doesn't like them, either.

But what Henry does like are kites. He loves them. Even more, he loves to help his friend Grandfather Chin make them, and fly them over Chinatown and the park. But when Tony Guglione and his friends from Little Italy keep throwing rocks and destroying their beautiful creations, Henry and his friends decide enough is enough!

In this touching story based on true 1920's events, two rival groups of children representing two different cultures come face to face, and when they do, they find they share much more than just the same sky.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "PreS-Gr. 2. Eight-year-old Henry lives in New York City's Chinatown, the three tiny streets next to the Little Italy neighborhood. He and his friends love to visit the kite maker, Grandfather Chin, to help him paste and paint the kites, which Grandfather Chin flies from his roof in dramatic swoops, sometimes chasing pigeons. Then some boys from Little Italy begin to throw rocks that destroy the kites. Henry wants to fight, but Grandfather Chin prefers to resist quietly by continuing to fly kites of increasing glory. Finally, Henry confronts the boys, and learns that they keep pet pigeons--the very birds that Grandfather Chin has chased with his kites. Together, the children work out a deal for air space: kites in the morning; pet pigeons in the afternoon. Hall's messages about compromise and tolerance weigh a bit heavily, but, in Henry's young voice, he tells an engaging story about a vibrant community, which is beautifully captured in Low's detailed, dramatic paintings. For more about the neighborhood, suggest Kam Mak's My Chinatown (2001). --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Kites -- Fiction.
Prejudices -- Fiction.
Chinese Americans -- Fiction.
Italian Americans -- Fiction.
Chinatown (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Philomel Books,2004
Contributors Low, William, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 0399237275
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