The Vine Basket

Download * The Vine Basket PDF by ! Josanne La Valley eBook or Kindle ePUB Online free. The Vine Basket A haunting tale of artistic vision triumphing over adversity. —KirkusReviews Things aren’t looking good for fourteen-year-old Mehrigul. The stakes are high, and time is passing will Mehriguls hard work be enough?. She yearns to be in school, but she’s needed on the family farm. Her only hope is an American who buys one of her decorative baskets for a staggering sum and says she will return in three weeks for more. The longer she’s out of school, the more

The Vine Basket

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Rating : 4.43 (685 Votes)
Asin : 0544439392
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
Publish Date : 2014-06-11
Language : English

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"A haunting tale of artistic vision triumphing over adversity." —KirkusReviews Things aren’t looking good for fourteen-year-old Mehrigul. The stakes are high, and time is passing will Mehrigul's hard work be enough?. She yearns to be in school, but she’s needed on the family farm. Her only hope is an American who buys one of her decorative baskets for a staggering sum and says she will return in three weeks for more. The longer she’s out of school, the more likely it is that she’ll be sent off to a Chinese factory perhaps never to return. Mehrigul must brave storms, torn-up hands from working the fields, and her fathe

. From School Library Journal Gr 5-9-Present-day East Turkestan is the setting for this compelling novel of a Uyghur girl's struggle to hold on to hope in the midst of poverty and oppression. Mehrigul's dawning awareness of what it means to be an artist as well as her anger, frustration, and fear are palpable, conveying a true sense of the iron will underlying her submissiveness. The vivid and authentic sense of place, custom, and politics serves as an effective vehicle for the skillfully characterized, emotionally charged story. The realistic and satisfying resolution will resonate with readers, even as they learn the fascinating details of an unfamiliar

"Five Stars" according to Suzanne Peck. It was excellent!. Fascinating and Beautifully Written Kelly This is an engrossing tale about an Uyghur girl living in East Turkestan [now part of China]. I knew nothing of these people or what they face under Han Chinese rule, and I found this book absolutely fascinating. It is quite educational, but also completely entertaining because you see it all through the lens of the main character's life and struggles.The story is beautifully written, so poignant that I cried in parts. The author is a masterful story teller, bringing you fully into the scene and into the heart and mind of the heroine. I read the whole book in 24 . All of Her Eggs Young Uighur girl Mehrigul has a host of problems. Her father is an alcoholic and a compulsive gambler who drinks or gambles away most of the family's meager farm earnings, her mother is an enabler who spends most of her time withdrawn into her own little pity party of a world, her grandfather is nearly blind, which has limited his basket weaving contributions to the family income, her only brother has been forced to flee after protesting against the oppressive Chinese government, and her baby sister is too young to be of much help, so most of the burden has fall

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