Children's Fiction




Marquand, Josephine. (1969). Chi Ming and the Lion Dance. London: Dobson.

A new school opens near Ladder St and Chi Ming wants to go. He is worried that the family cannot afford it and that his mother needs him to work for her. But he tries to make some money selling watermelons at the plays on the waterfront. Then Mr. Yin wraps fish food for the new headmistress in the entrance form and she gets cross. But Great Uncle Ma smoothes things over and fills in a new form. Chi Ming gets to sit the entrance exam and gets in and everyone in Ladder St has a party to celebrate with firecrackers and a Lion Dance. This same plot appears later in the Chi Ming series under the title Chi Ming and the Writing Lesson. (KB)


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