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Li Lun, Lad of Courage
Li Lun Lad of Courage
Author: Carolyn Treffinger, Kurt Wiese (Illustrator)
Banished to a mountaintop to learn to grow rice, Li Lun proves his courage as he fights the elements and his own loneliness to make his rice seedlings flourish where no one else has for generations.
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780802774682
ISBN-10: 0802774687
Publication Date: 10/1/1995
Pages: 96
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

3 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 2
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sunnybrookgal avatar reviewed Li Lun, Lad of Courage on
Maybe I am too much of a softie, but this book lost me when Li Lun moved a nest of baby seagulls and fought off their mother, so that he could plant some rice at the top of a mountain. They ended up getting killed by rats. Seemed pretty awful to me that the price of Li Lun's proving himself to his dad was to disregard other living things. I would have HATED this as a kid, and it bugged me as an adult, especially since there is an extra cuddly line drawing of the baby seagulls on the same page as the description of their being carried off by the rats.