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Title:
Lady Ch'iao Kuo : warrior of the South
Author:
Yep, Laurence, 1948-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
300 pages ; 20 cm.
Summary:
In 531 A.D., a fifteen-year-old princess of the Hsien tribe in southern China keeps a diary which describes her role as liaison between her own people and the local Chinese colonists, in times of both peace and war.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
700 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 8.0 53427.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.6 14 Quiz: 25856 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780439164832
Format :
Book

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A Newbery Honor author presents the stunning diary of 16-year-old Lady of Ch'iao Kuo, taking readers on a remarkable adventure to Southern China in the 6th century A.D. where this born leader was called Red Bird--courageous and keenly intelligent. Illustrations.


Author Notes

Kathryn Lasky was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 24, 1944, and knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she was ten. She majored in English in college and after graduation wrote for various magazines and taught. Her first book, I Have Four Names for My Grandfather, was published while she was teaching.

She has written more than seventy books for children and young adults on everything from historical fiction to picture books and nonfiction books including the Dear America books and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Many of her books are illustrated with photographs by her husband, Christopher Knight. She has received many awards for her titles including Sugaring Time which was a Newberry Honor Book; The Night Journey which won the National Jewish Book Award for Children; Pageant which was an ALA Notable Children's book; and Beyond the Burning Time which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She has also received the Washington Post's Children's Book Guild Award for her contribution to children's nonfiction. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

(Bowker Author Biography)