Orca Book Publishers

Browse by Category

Fiction Ages 6-8
Pages: 72
Themes: Vancouver, Commercial Drive, neighbors, neighborhood, magic, pears, moving
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Pub Date: 01/Apr/2017
Bookmark and Share
In this prequel to the popular Shu-Li chapter books Shu-Li and Tamara and Shu-Li and Diego, celebrated author Paul Yee brings young readers further adventures of Shu-Li, just as she moves into her new home on Commercial Drive in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has trouble adjusting to her new neighborhood but finds surprising help from a "magic" pear tree in the back garden.

Kirkus Reviews
"Yee's grasp of childhood delights and the diversity of characters and cultures are a winning combination…Readers will also appreciate that the story is grounded in reality—the children begin to rely on their own resourceful problem-solving—as it deftly weaves in myth, fairy tales, and oral folklore. Wang's inked illustrations are engaging and lovable, flowing beautifully with the story with restrained candor. A lovely read in the Shu-Li series that provides diversity and celebrations of heritage for young readers."

Resources for Teachers:

Orca Book Publishers produces a number of tools and resources to help teachers, librarians, reading specialists and other education professionals enrich the teaching and learning experience.

Please visit our Teacher Resources page to access and download materials.

Classroom Materials:

Free Teacher Guides

Digital Subscriptions

Resource Websites

Research and Support Materials:

Common Core

Reading Levels

You might also be interested in:

Shu-Li and Diego
By (author): Paul Yee   Illustrated by: Shaoli Wang