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Angelfish

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Series:
Robin Lee books volume 3.
Publisher:
Putnam's,
Pub. Date:
2001.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 4.5 - AR Pts: 7
Lexile measure:
570L
Description
"Bunheads can't do anything right," Mr. Tsow told Robin. After accidentally breaking the front window of a pet fish store, Robin commits to working off the cost of the window after ballet class-even though that means enduring insults from a grouchy old man who calls her a "half-person" because she is only half Chinese. Robin works extra hard to prove Mr. Tsow wrong and marvels over the uncharacteristically tender way he takes care of the fish, especially the beautiful angelfish. He is just like the Beast in the ballet Robin is rehearsing. Robin is curious about what turned him into such a beast, and she and her feisty grandmother search for clues about his past. Their digging leads to a shocking story about the Cultural Revolution, and Robin learns how much Mr. Tsow has overcome just to be here, much less have a soft spot-even for fish. Praise for previous books about Robin from this Newbery Honor-winner: "An elegant tale of love and understanding."-Kirkus Reviews on Ribbons "A searching and funny look at Chinese American family life." -Publisher's Weekly on The Cook's Family
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ISBN:
9780399230417
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.5, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
570L
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Grouping Title angelfish
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Last Grouping Update 2018-05-30 07:45:44AM
Last Indexed 2018-07-22 01:18:00AM

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subject_facet Ballet. -- Fiction, Chinese Americans -- Fiction, Fishes -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- Fiction, Racially mixed people -- Fiction
title_display Angelfish
title_full Angelfish / Laurence Yep
title_short Angelfish
topic_facet Ballet, Chinese Americans, Fishes, Grandmothers, Racially mixed people