Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan

Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan

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Called to follow the wind and search for information about his father who disappeared many years ago, thirteen-year-old Chengli, carrying a piece of jade with strange writing that had belonged to his father, joins a caravan charged with giving safe passage to the Emperor's daughter as it navigates the constant dangers of the Silk Road in 630 A.D.
Publisher: Terre Haute, IN : Tanglewood, 2011
ISBN: 9781933718545
1933718544
Branch Call Number: J/ FICTION KANG HILDI
Characteristics: 178 p. ; 23 cm

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Kattness Jan 16, 2014

This book will appeal to all readers who love learning about other cultures and who are interested in the Silk Road. The author, Hildi Kang, is brilliant at writing an adventure story rich with detail. She strings together most creatively powerful description, leaving the reader with a vivid image of each scene. My children hung on every word and couldn't wait to read the next chapter. Hence, they have gone on to be very interested in the subject matter to explore the history of Marco Polo's travels in China. We hope Kang will write a sequel to this book! She is a very gifted writer.

BPLNextBestKids Aug 18, 2012

Chengli is a 13 yr. old orphan who lives in China in 630 A.D. He decides to join a caravan crossing the desert, in hopes that he might learn more about his father, Inspector Chao, and how he died. He becomes a camel boy with the caravan headed by Master Fong and Uncle Tao. At the last minute, the caravan is ordered to take a young princess to meet her future husband in faraway Kashgar on the other side of China. The walk to Kashgar is long and hot, and they must deal with sandstorms, bandits and betrayal. Will Chengli ever find someone who can tell him about his father? Reviewed by BPL volunteer LS.

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