Child of the Owl: Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1965
Twelve-year-old Casey is waiting for the day that Barney, her father, hits it big -- 'cause when that horse comes in, he tells her, it's the penthouse suite. But then hr ends up in the hospital, and Casey is sent to Chinatown to live with her grandmother, Paw-Paw. Now the waiting seems longer than ever.
Casey feels lost in Chinatown. She's not prepared for the Chinese school, the noisy crowds, missing her father. But Paw-Paw tells her about the mother Casey never knew, and about her family's owl charm and her true Chinese name. And Casey at last begins to understand that this -- Paw-Paw's Chinatown home, her parents' home -- is her home,too.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hlmusiclover - LibraryThing
The child of the owl was an interesting tale about a young girl, named Casey, who discovers her cultural identity while living with her grandmother in Chinatown. Her father, named Barney, has a major ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - emithomp - LibraryThing
Casey has to move in with her grandmother in Chinatown while her father is on the lam from his gambling debts. This is a very honest look at what it means to be of Chinese heritage in American society ... Read full review