Tuesday, March 27, 2012


 Written by: Rumer Godden

First line: “He’s hideous,” said Malcolm.

Why you should read this book: Li-la is not like the other girls in her English village; she is one-quarter Chinese, and every year her Great Uncle sends her a beautiful Chinese treasure on her birthday. This year, she receives the unusual green satin Fu-dog, who can talk, shares with her amazing details about her Chinese heritage, and promises to take her to London to meet the rest of her family. Dragging along her reluctant brother, Malcolm, Li-la  and Fu-dog take a magical adventure to Chinatown and learn what is truly important in life.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: You don’t believe in dragons or magical talking dogs.

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