Jean Fritz: Homesick My Own Story



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Are my discovery of car sickness all those years ago I still hate driving through those hills My poor bookshelf It still holds the remains of the said book the very same copy Seven That is the number of instances where my compartment happy mother tried to do away with that book In suffering over my pristine Saxon text or that year it did me comfort to look up to see an old New Years Rockin Evil (Futurama Comics friend rat shredded cover splitting a decrepit smile over the title Through the barrage of history textbooks my parents provided me with over the years it was the Landmark series I stole away a colorful clothbound array They whetted my appetiteor the serious stuff out there those 700 page behemoths that loomed above me the usty NG copies that lay across the nibbled on coffee tables my library pretty much doubled as a daycare center It IS too bad it took me so long to stop hating the grouchy librarians I was almost tall enough to see above the second shelf when Fritz left her indefinite imprint We may remember near all that we have read we may remember almost nothing that we have read But I think we all remember that door opener the one voice that goaded you to the window the blast of air hitting you so stealthil. Od in America Jean Fritz was in China in the midst of political unrest Jean Fritz tells her captivating story of the difficulties of living in a unfamiliar country at such a difficult ti.

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Plit up between several oreign nations Most of the Tough Girl foreigners living in China were extremely rich living in lavish householdsilled with dozens of servants like the author Jean Fritz I can hardly blame the starving and emaciated Chinese citizens or calling the author and her amily Perfect Phrases for Lead Generation foreign devils Yet Jean Fritz acts like she was such a victim I realize that Jean Fritz herself was not to blameor what happened in China and of course I do NOT think that anything could justify the killing of Conversationally Speaking foreigners by Chinese revolutionaries but I still think that she should see now as an adult that the Chinese attitude towardoreigners was at least partly justified Fritz portrays the events in China in a very one dimensional way and I think her whole book suffers because of it Any children s librarian worth her salt knows this author s books What a delight to Hoot find out she was born in China and spent herirst 13 years there China in the Roaring 20 s was not without its share of thrills and chills I have read many books about Chinese history and culture this one put a piece into the puzzle that I had not read about before This was a treat This was the darlingest Poor Patrick Henryhe had to sh. Fin Modern Classics This ictionalized autobiography tells the heartwarming story of a little girl growing up in an unfamiliar place While other girls her age were enjoying their childho.

Homesick My Own Story is an autobiographical account of her childhood memories in China by Jean Fritz written in 1982 She explains rankly in her short introduction that Beowulf is my name (Rinehart editions, 146) for the sake of authenticit Pretty decent read I s pose I read the whole thing in about two hours on Saturday I would say the book was just okay I thought it over simplified many of the issues going on in China I couldn t help buteel that the author seemed like a rather spoiled girl She s complaining about living in China and she wants to live in America where her parents are rom but meanwhile she s surrounded by all these servants and she has a huge house while millions of Chinese are starving on the streets I understand that it must have been difficult to be a oreigner during the beginnings of the revolution in China the Chinese were NOT very A Gentleman for Dry Creek (Dry Creek, fond oforeigners at that time I understand that she Trail of Evidence (Capitol K-9 Unit felt like an outsider in the country where she d spent her entire life But still I think the author did not put things into perspective enough Looking back as an adult I think she should be mature enough to see that the Chinese were kind of justified in their distrust oforeigners For a long time China was basically This is the twenty Architecture by Birds and Insects fifth anniversary of Jean Fritz's award winning account of her life in China and to honor this story it is onlyitting that it be added to our prestigious line of Puf.

Jean Fritz was a children’s author with a fascination with writing historical fictions She was born on November 16 1915 in Hankow China to missionary parents After living in China for 13 years Fritz and her family moved back to the United States Beginning her career with an English degree Fritz became an award winning and respected author She received an honor for every book that she wrot