Baba: A Return To China Upon My Father's Shoulders

Baba papa in Chinese recounts the colorful childhood tales of Yang s father, who grew up at a time of great political and social upheaval in China Behind the protective walls of the House of Yang, Baba is immersed in a world of the legends and colorful characters of village life Yang s beautiful watercolors accompany each story and create an astonishing personal visBaba papa in Chinese recounts the colorful childhood tales of Yang s father, who grew up at a time of great political and social upheaval in China Behind the protective walls of the House of Yang, Baba is immersed in a world of the legends and colorful characters of village life Yang s beautiful watercolors accompany each story and create an astonishing personal vision Kirkus Reviews, pointer Preface by Amy Tan illustrations.
Baba A Return To China Upon My Father s Shoulders Baba papa in Chinese recounts the colorful childhood tales of Yang s father who grew up at a time of great political and social upheaval in China Behind the protective walls of the House of Yang Bab

  • Title: Baba: A Return To China Upon My Father's Shoulders
  • Author: Belle Yang
  • ISBN: 9780156002394
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Baba: A Return To China Upon My Father's Shoulders”

    1. My main complaint is that the word "upon" could have been replaced with "on" many times throughout this book. "After each venture into a segment of that landscape, we were able to step forth into the haven of the present, to breath and to rest.""In their very artlessness they captured life more directly than any attempt at careful imitation could ever do.""Down the craw and into the maw of the subterranean storage space they tumbled.""He closed his eyes and tried to sleep, yet he could not, his [...]

    2. Stories about Yang's father's experience growing up in Manchuria. Most occur during the Japanese occupation (1931-45), with a few at the end discussing the Russian invasion and the Chinese Civil War that came after. First, this is a beautifully produced book. Each story has an accompanying artistic print illustrating the work, and the quality of paper is the highest I've ever seen in a mass-produced paperback (and I know my materials) Yang obviously wanted to honor her father with the highest-qu [...]

    3. Glorious, vibrant illustrations leap off the page and dance into your imagination. This book of tales from Ms. Yang's father's childhood during 1930's-40's provides a glimpse into old China. This book is perfect for reading next to a blazing fireplace on a silent, winter day. Her stories immerse the reader in that time and place with the sights, sounds, and scents. I think that Baba, The Odyssey of a Manchurian, and Forget Sorrow form a trilogy. They're beautifu, movingl works.

    4. the author tells of her father's life in Manchuria China and how things changed during the Japanese occupation. This book has fantastic watercolors and wood cut prints by the author, one for each chapter.

    5. Belle Yang writes in a way that is lyrical, yet descriptive. She has a gift for bringing the actual feeling of "being Chinese" into the English world. The illustrations and woodcuts are lovely to look at. This book would make a wonderful gift.

    6. I might like Yang's books - she has written 2 volumes of a projected trilogy:Baba [1994]- apparently illus. with nice woodcuts-- andThe Odyssey of a Manchurian [1996].

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