Shannon introduces us to a cross section of Hong Kong children, although the poorer ones--a former junk dweller and a...

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CHILDREN OF HONG KONG

Shannon introduces us to a cross section of Hong Kong children, although the poorer ones--a former junk dweller and a refugee from the People's Republic--are conspicuous beneficiaries of government housing and education. Similarly the text is carefully positive on just about every aspect of Hong Kong life, but nevertheless includes some arresting details--descriptions of yum cha delicacies, religious and New Year's celebrations, the walla wallas or water taxis. . . . Unfortunately the photographs, both black and white and color, which dominate this short essay are often muddy, murky or too harsh in contrast.

Pub Date: April 15, 1975

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 64

Publisher: Childrens' Press

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1975