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When 15-year-old peasant Wang Lee is kidnapped by ruthless bandits, he is afraid his life is over. But his fear turns to astonishment when a mysterious stranger, beautiful young Mei Lin, rescues him to serve in the forces of the Heavenly Army. As they fall in love, the two Chinese youths are caught up in the heady Taiping Rebellion and the beginning of The New Age. Suddenly they are separated by a new edict: men and women will no longer live or work together. This award-winning tale is of one of Katherine Paterson's best. It was chosen for the American Bookseller Pick of the Lists and the Bank Street Children's Book of the Year. Set against a backdrop of one of China's most dramatic periods of history, it follows these two young soldiers as they are torn between the idealism of a movement seeking to restore the Empire to its people - and a perilous desire for each other.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 8/24/2010

    " I love this novel. Amazing journey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 1/14/2010

    " A historical fiction set in China around two people caught up in the Taiping Rebellion. I liked it but I think it is more adult fiction than children's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 7/20/2009

    " Wang Lee is kidnapped by bandits in 1850's China, then "rescued" by Mei Li to become a soldier in the Heavenly Kingdom during the Taiping Rebellion. But is killing the only answer? Interesting info, didn't like Wang during much of the book, quick turnaround at end, but satisfying "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ian | 8/3/2008

    " wew kelar juga bacanye ni buku walo gw bercepat cepat baca biar kelar aja bah

    ending yg pas lah buat ini buku walo aawal nye gw ngantuk setengah mati bacanye "

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About the Author
Author Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson was born in China, where she spent part of her childhood. After her education in China and the American South, she spent four years in Japan, the setting for her first three novels. She has received numerous awards for her writing, including two National Book Awards and two Newbery Medals. An active promoter of reading and literacy, she lives with her husband in Barre, Vermont. They have four grown children.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.