The house Baba built : an artist's childhood in China /

"In Ed Young's childhood home in Shanghai, all was not as it seemed: a rocking chair became a horse; a roof became a roller rink; an empty swimming pool became a place for riding scooters and bikes. The house his father built transformed as needed into a place to play hide-and-seek, to eat...

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Main Author: Young, Ed.
Other Authors: Koponen, Libby.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011.
Edition:1st ed.
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Summary:"In Ed Young's childhood home in Shanghai, all was not as it seemed: a rocking chair became a horse; a roof became a roller rink; an empty swimming pool became a place for riding scooters and bikes. The house his father built transformed as needed into a place to play hide-and-seek, to eat bamboo shoots, and to be safe. For outside the home's walls, China was at war. Soon the house held not only Ed and his four siblings but also friends, relatives, and even strangers who became family. The war grew closer, and Ed watched as planes flew overhead and friends joined the Chinese air force. But through it all, Ed's childhood remained full of joy and imagination."--Amazon.com.
Physical Description:1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (some col.) ; 31 cm.
ISBN:9780316076289
0316076287