Ten-year-old Winnie and her mother spend the summer of 1867 with Winnie's father, a mining engineer for the Central Pacific Railroad. While the Central Pacific weathers a strike by the Chinese immigrant laborers, Winnie's view of the world is forever changed by Lee Cheng, a young tea carrier. Illustrations.
About the Author
Stephen Krensky is the author of more than a hundred books for children, including "How Santa Got His Job" (an ALA Notable Book) and "Big Bad Wolves at School". He and his wife, Joan, live in Lexington, Massachusetts. You can visit him at StephenKrensky.com.