Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze is a book by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in Americanchildren's literature in 1933. The story revolves around Fu, the son of a widow, who wishes to become a blacksmith. With the help of a white missionary, his goal is eventually attained. Perhaps because of its colonial overtones, this book appears to have fallen out of favor on recommendation lists. Elizabeth Foreman Lewis (May 24, 1892 â August 7, 1958), was an American childrens book author. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Elizabeth Foreman Lewis (May 24, 1892 â August 7, 1958), was an American childrens book author. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the outstanding American book for children. ... Jane Frank: illustration from Thomas Yoseloffs The Further Adventures of Till Eulenspiegel (1957). ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...
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It is the story of five years in the life of a young Chinese boy, begining at age thirteen.
The author is Western (she left America for a career as a teacher and missionary in Shanghai, Chungking, and Nanking) and sometimes this bias shows through, as does her distaste for rabble-rousing young revolutionaries (early communists?), though perhaps her sentiments would be shared by many modern Chinese.
Although there is little character development outside the main character, YoungFu does have to deal with a lot of the issues confronting a young man growing up.
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