By Paul Yee
Winner of the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, the IODE Violet Downey e-book Award and the IODE nationwide bankruptcy Award
Drawing at the actual historical past of the chinese language function within the gold rush, the construction of the railway and the settling of the west coast within the 19th century, famous historian and children's writer Paul Yee has created 8 unique tales that mix the rough-and-tumble event of frontier lifestyles with the wealthy folks traditions that those immigrants introduced from China.
These stories are humorous, unhappy, romantic and earthy, yet eventually, as a suite, they mirror the gritty optimism of the chinese language who overcame prejudice and adversity to construct a distinct position for themselves in North the United States.
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Are all frogs noisy at night? No, just the males. Both male and female frogs have vocal cords in their throats, just as we do. But in most species, only the males produce the sounds. They do this by pumping air over their vocal cords. To make the sounds louder, the frogs puff up their throats like balloons. They use these calls to attract females. 6 km) away. Where are frogs during the day? Some are hiding. These frogs keep cool and damp under rotting tree stumps, piles of leaves, mounds of mud, and around wells, docks, or bridges.