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Author: Jean Fritz Narrator: Jean Fritz Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: November 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781482101003

Publisher Description

This heartwarming fictionalized autobiography tells the story of what it is like for a little girl to be growing up in an unfamiliar place. While other girls her age were enjoying childhood in America, Jean Fritz was in China in the midst of political unrest. During this time, foreigners were becoming more and more unpopular, and evacuation at a moment’s notice was imminent. Although Jean appreciated the beauty of China—the mountains, the countryside, the sea—she knew she belonged in America and longed to make her home there.

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Quotes

  • “Every now and then a book comes along that makes me want to send a valentine to its author. Homesick is such a book…Pungent and delicious.”

    - Washington Post
  • “An insightful memory’s-eye-view of her childhood…Young Jean is a strong character, and many of her reactions to people and events are timeless and universal.”

    - School Library Journal (starred review)
  • “Fritz draws the readers into scenes from her youth in the turbulent China of the mid-twenties…A remarkable blend of truth and storytelling.”

    - Booklist (starred review)
  • “Rich in the telling observations of sights, sounds, and people.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “As an intelligent but naive young girl, Jean fascinates readers as she skillfully describes her experiences as a foreigner living in China during their civil war of the early 1900s…Her story is sweet, sensitive, and compelling. Readers will agree that this book deserved the Newbery award recognition that it received.”

    - Children’s Literature
  • “Told with an abundance of humor—sometimes wry, sometimes mischievous and irreverent—the story is vibrant with atmosphere, personalities, and a palpable sense of place.”

    - Horn Book

Awards

  • Winner of the 1983 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
  • A 1983 Newbery Honor Book
  • Winner of the 1983 American Book Award for Children’s Fiction
  • A 1983 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

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About the Author

Jean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of Homesick, is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers, including What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, and Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution. She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children’s literature.