A Singing Bird Will Come

A Singing Bird Will Come

Karmel Schreyer


Naomi in Hong Kong

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FOR A CANADIAN TEEN, even one like Naomi who has travelled the world, the reality of life in China comes as a harsh surprise.

This sequel to Naomi: The Strawberry Blonde of Pippu Town takes place three years later as Naomi, now 15, and her mother move to Hong Kong. Here Naomi ventures outside of the sheltered world of a tourist and meets Chen, an older Tai Chi instructor whose family was destroyed by the Cultural Revolution, and Grace, a 16-year-old girl who is pregnant and living in a shelter for orphans. Naomi herself is struggling to accept her mother’s new boyfriend and, through her Chinese friends, learns the importance of patience, trust, and honesty.

“Schreyer’s writing is fast-paced and her characters are deftly drawn…Schreyer’s book is further proof that good writing is good writing, regardless of the age group at which it’s aimed.” — Winnipeg Free Press



Additional Information

Weight 0.204 kg

About the Author

Karmel Schreyer

Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Karmel Schreyer works as a writer and editor of educational materials for Asian children in Hong Kong. She now lives in Hong Kong with her husband and two children.