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Bamboo by Paul Yee


by Paul Yee

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In a Chinese village, Bamboo, a simple farmer, falls in love with a peasant girl, Ming, and soon they are married. To celebrate the wedding, the newlyweds plant a grove of bamboo.
When Bamboo goes to the New World to seek his fortune, his sister-in-law, Jin, makes life a misery for Ming, taking the best part of the fields, the water buffalo and most of the tools for her own family. How is Ming able to till the land and make the fields flourish all on her own? And will Bamboo ever return safely from across the ocean?

In this poetic and heart-warming story by Paul Yee, Ming finds help and sustenance from a mysterious force.

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Ming discovers a magical grove of bamboo that makes work on the farm easier for her, but also causes her sister-in-law to become jealous of her.

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