Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier

ISBN-10: 1419705407
ISBN-13: 9781419705403
Edition: 2013
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Description: In this action-packed adventure and coming-of-age story that finely weaves fact and fiction, thirteen-year-old Ming lives in a small village in Maoist China in the 1970s. His father is convinced that Emperor Qin’s tomb—and the life-size terra-cotta  More...

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Abrams, Inc.
Publication date: 1/7/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

In this action-packed adventure and coming-of-age story that finely weaves fact and fiction, thirteen-year-old Ming lives in a small village in Maoist China in the 1970s. His father is convinced that Emperor Qin’s tomb—and the life-size terra-cotta household and army created to serve and protect the emperor in the afterlife—lies hidden in the hills around them. But if Ming’s father doesn’t prove it soon, the town’s Political Officer will send him away. From the stories of a terra-cotta soldier who has survived through the centuries, Ming learns the history of Emperor Qin, known both for building the Great Wall of China and for burying scholars alive, and how and why the terra-cotta soldiers came to be. Most importantly, he comes to see how he can save both the terra-cotta soldiers and his father from the corrupt Political Officer and his Communist cronies.The book is illustrated with photographs of Communist Chinese village life in the 1970s, the Great Wall, and, of course, the excavated tomb with its many terra-cotta soldiers.

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