Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdom

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Product Number: Z01618
Released: Apr 01, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461824275
Narrator/s: George Guidall
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When 15-year-old peasant Wang Lee is kidnapped by ruthless bandits, he is afraid his life is over. But his fear turns to astonishment when a mysterious stranger, beautiful young Mei Lin, rescues him to serve in the forces of the Heavenly Army. As they fall in love, the two Chinese youths are caught up in the heady Taiping Rebellion and the beginning of The New Age. Suddenly they are separated by a new edict: men and women will no longer live or work together. This award-winning tale is of one of Katherine Paterson's best. It was chosen for the American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists" and the Bank Street Children's Book of the Year. Set against a backdrop of one of China's most dramatic periods of history, it follows these two young soldiers as they are torn between the idealism of a movement seeking to restore the Empire to its people-and a perilous desire for each other.

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Author(s): Katherine Paterson
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number C6172
Released: Apr 26, 2012
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ISBN: #9781461805106
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Class Set
Author(s): Katherine Paterson
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number 3M243
Released: Dec 10, 1995
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ISBN: #9781461805113
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Katherine Paterson
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number 3E159
Released: Dec 10, 1995
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ISBN: #9781461805120
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Author(s): Katherine Paterson
Narrator(s): George Guidall
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Released: Oct 18, 2012
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ISBN: #9781461805137
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Author(s): Katherine Paterson
Product Number 12515
Released: May 30, 2000
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Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: #9780140376104

Professional reviews

"Wang Lee is enslaved by bandits at 15 and grows into manhood as a soldier in the Heavenly Army during the nineteenth-century Taiping Rebellion in China. Narrator Guidall evocatively portrays Paterson's major characters and skillfully captures a culture at war. During this long story, Guidall gives unfailing attention to plot. His sympathetic characterizations of Wang Lee and fellow soldier Mei Lin illuminate nineteenth-century Chinese culture and reveal themes of justice, love, duty, loyalty and faith. Older teens and adults who can appreciate the story's historical perspective and intricate themes will enjoy this epic tale. R.M. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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