The River

  • Winner of The Society of Women Writers of NSW
  • Bi-annual Award for Younger Readers 2003.2002
  • Short-listed for The Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing, 2002

In contemporary Shanghai, Hong reads the story of a young girl Xian’s journey along the great Yangtse River in the 1950s. A gift, a treasure and an adventure await both Hong and Xian, as Hong follows the story set by the river. While Xian reaches the home of her beloved grandparents, Hong learns the importance of cherishing story itself. Chinese-born illustrator Stanley Wong has used soft-lined illustrations with many Chinese landscapes, to enhance the text.

Publisher: Curriculum Corporation

Year: 2001