When thirteen-year-old Craig Chin's family moves from San Francisco's Chinatown to small-town Concepcion, California, he thinks he'll never fit in with his Americanized classmate. And his father won't stop pushing him to succeed in sports — a hopeless goal. But his life begins to change when odd old Uncle Quail shows him a secret sea garden.
This new entry in the Golden Mountain Chronicles features the same stunning design as the previous books in the series, including Newbery Honor Books Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate. Award-winning author Laurence Yep has written a highly readable historical novel that hints at the complex experience of the children and grandchildren of the Chinese immigrant generation.