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Published by J. Nisbet in London .
Written in English


  • Tales -- China.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Ruby Fabris Kingcome ; illustrated by Fei Cheng-Wu.
LC ClassificationsGR335 .K55 1952
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 178 p., [4] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages178
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14657113M

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  Parents need to know that When the Sea Turned to Silver is a fantasy about a young girl's quest to find her grandmother after they're violently separated. Written by Newbery honoree Grace Lin (Where the Mountain Meets the Moon), it incorporates many elements of Chinese folklore and has many stories within the story that are based on folklore but are the 5/5. ChinaSprout promotes learning of Chinese language and culture by providing Chinese and English books relating to Chinese language, Chinese test, Chinese food, Chinese zodiac, Chinese symbols, Chinese music, Chinese tea, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese New Year, Moon Festival, Spring Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and Chinese Arts. We also sell Chinese crafts, Chinese .   When the Sea Turned to Silver is powerful, poetic and surprising. Grace Lin weaves Pinmei’s quest to rescue Amah, her grandmother, with Chinese folklore. Amah is a masterful storyteller and her tales become central to Pinmei’s search.   With our remaining time, we told tales together. And when she spoke, I heard all her stories anew. Amah passed a decade ago. I think of her often when I write. A part of her lives on in my novels. She believed in me and the power of my stories. Words, spoken or written, have life: they breath, they spread, and they inspire. Mahal kita, Amah.