Originally scheduled for June publication and reported 4/15, as follows:-""A first novel of the competition of two worlds,...

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Originally scheduled for June publication and reported 4/15, as follows:-""A first novel of the competition of two worlds, as little Judith from the first learns to love all things Chinese, resents her American nationality and looks. Daughter of a dedicated missionary and his indecisive, scarey wife, Judith knows the language better than her parents, understands the Chinese more sympathetically, has little love for her hysterical brother, Chauncy. In their move from Soo-chow to Lingchow, Judith loses her amah, finds new friends and tries to go to a Chinese school. She is not able to combine her two lives, cannot win her American playmates into Chinese ways of doing things, and with the coming of her birthday, collapses when her two worlds clash. The revolution of '26 catches her father, and makes Judith the strong one of the family, as, with the help of her Chinese friends and the arrival of Chinese-American Dr. Blair, she is able to get her mother and brother and friends evacuated safely. A mushroom growing, where a lonesome darkness in the mind, an alien country that offers more than family, where loss of childhood brings a whole new type of world to face-in quiet perception and tender understanding.

Pub Date: Oct. 11, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Random House

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1946