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Future legend of skate and sword

by Lien, Henry, 1970-

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
Available (9)
Location Collection Call #
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Fiction J Lie
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Children Fiction
Call Number  J Lie
CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Lien
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Fiction
Call Number  TEEN FICTION Lien
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction J LIEN
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J LIEN
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j LIEN Henry
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j LIEN Henry
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J FIC LIEN
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  J FIC LIEN
Northland Public Library Teen TEEN FIC LIEN
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Teen
Call Number  TEEN FIC LIEN
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Fiction J LIE
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J LIE
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j LIE
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  j LIE
Upper St. Clair Township Library Juvenile Fiction JUV ADV LIEN
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  JUV ADV LIEN
Peasprout Chen dreams of becoming a legend of wu liu, the deadly and beautiful art of martial arts figure skating. As the first students from the rural country of Shin to attend the famous Pearl Academy of Skate and Sword, Peasprout and her little brother, Cricket, have some pretty big skates to fill. They soon find themselves in a heated competition for top ranking. Tensions rise when the dazzling pearl buildings of the academy are vandalized and outsider Peasprout is blamed for the attacks by her rivals . . . and even some friends. Now, she must uncover the true vandal to ensure peace between Shin and Pearl--all while becoming a champion.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Lien's exciting debut is a story of acceptance and bravery, friendship and hope. Peasprout dreams of becoming the best in wu liu, a mix of martial arts and figure skating. She finally gets her chance when the empress sends her and her brother to the Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword, but when the academy's pearl buildings are vandalized, Peasprout receives the blame. To protect herself and her brother, she risks everything to discover the true vandal. Peasprout is independent and stubborn, acting as a parental figure to her brother. Being from rural Shin, she struggles to fit in at the glamorous and gossipy Pearl. War between countries creates constant tension in the background, but the fear and prejudice it causes is the primary focus. Peasprout is bullied and accused of being a spy, allegations that stem from the fear of invasion. She's so scared for her brother's safety that she goes to extremes to protect him, even hindering his dream. A riveting and complex read about new beginnings, family, and choices.--Konkel, Elizabeth Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this auspicious and massively entertaining series opener set in an Asian-inspired fantasy world, a young woman pursues her dream of mastering wu liu, which combines figure skating and martial arts. Fourteen-year-old Peasprout Chen and her younger brother, Cricket, are sent to the Pearl Famous Academy as part of an exchange between their homeland of Shin and the city of Pearl, where they must prove themselves worthy by passing numerous challenges. Hazards abound, including rival students, sabotage, and diplomatic tensions. Peasprout attempts to protect her brother, avoid new enemies, prove her innocence when she's accused of being a spy, and excel at her studies, but her greatest challenge may be overcoming her own hubris and stubbornness. Building on a lushly described world introduced in several short stories, debut novelist Lien crafts a memorable setting and cast while delivering a fast-paced, tense plot full of surprises. The descriptions of wu liu are elegant and cinematic, and Peasprout's moves are as sharp as her tongue. Peasprout Chen is a future legend, indeed. Ages 10-14. Agent: Tina Wexler, ICM Partners. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Lien, Henry, 1970- Peasprout Chen.
Subjects Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Martial arts -- Juvenile fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Ice skating -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Competition (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Figure skating stories.
Fantasy fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes Map on endpapers.
Description 330 pages : map ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781250165695
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