Li Jun and the Iron Road (Paperback)

Li Jun and the Iron Road By Anne Tait, Paulette Bourgeois (With) Cover Image
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CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2016) -- Commended

From the award-winning movie comes a story of courage and forbidden love.

It's 1882 in southern China. Li Jun, a feisty homeless girl disguised as a boy called Little Tiger, works in a fireworks factory and yearns to sail across the ocean to the mysterious Gold Mountain in faraway British Columbia to find her long-lost father and fulfill her promise to her dying mother.
She joins thousands of Chinese men blasting a path for the new railway through the "impassable" Rocky Mountains. There she faces danger, deceit, and prejudice at every turn. Then, defying all the rules, she falls in love with James, the son of the railway tycoon.
Should she reveal her true identity to him? Coming from such different worlds, could they make a life together?

About the Author


Paulette Bourgeois is a former occupational therapist and journalist, and a writer of award-winning fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults. She is best known as the co-creator of Franklin the Turtle. Bourgeois is a member of the Order of Canada. She lives in Toronto.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781459731424
ISBN-10: 1459731425
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication Date: December 22nd, 2015
Pages: 184
Language: English