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
A versatile author of over 50 books for children--including the bestselling How Santa Got His Job--Stephen Krensky writes everything from picture books to novels, fantasy to realism, fiction to nonfiction. Being able to try so many different kinds of books has helped me stay enthusiastic about every book I write, he explains. Krensky lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, with his family. www.stephenkrensky.com.