Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdom

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Groundwood Books Ltd, Sep 1, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 263 pages
18 Reviews
Mei Lin, a woman warrior, and pigboy Wang Lee find love, intrigue, adventure, and danger as rebels seeking to overthrow the Chinese emperor during the 1850s amid the Taiping Rebellion.
  

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Review: Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdom

User Review  - Li Boyd - Goodreads

I read this in probably junior high, and I remember being amazed by it. I should probably read it again before I say anything about it, but I sort of intrinsically trust the author of the Bridge to Terabithia, knowwhatImean? Read full review

Review: Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdom

User Review  - Goodreads

I read this in probably junior high, and I remember being amazed by it. I should probably read it again before I say anything about it, but I sort of intrinsically trust the author of the Bridge to Terabithia, knowwhatImean? Read full review

Contents

A Note to the Reader
10
Hunan 1850
13
To Kweilin
30
The Young Master
39
The Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace
46
Mei Lins Story
57
Lately the Winds Have Greatly Changed
67
Chintien
79
The Destruction of Chuanchou
154
Sounds of Mourning
173
Homecoming
181
Spy in Changsha
191
Days of Testing
203
Kitchen Maid in the House of Sung
215
From Changsha to Nanking
231
Pilgrim to the Celestial City
241

To the Aid of the Kings
96
The New Age
108
Soldier in the Heavenly Army
119
Horsewomen of God
129
Shen
138
Seed Rice
250
Hunan 1864
262
Acknowledgments and Permissions
264
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Katherine Paterson, winner of the two most prestigious international prizes for children the Hans Christian Andersen Award and the ALMA Prize was born in China to missionary parents and spent her early childhood there. She has written a great number of award-winning books for children, including Bridge to Terabithiaand Jacob Have I Loved, which won the Newberry Medal. When it was first published in 1983, Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdomwon the Parents' Choice Award and was named the NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies as well as one of the Child Study Association's Children's Books of the year. Her most recent book is Bread and Roses, Too. Katherine Paterson lives in Vermont.

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