RAVES & REVIEWS

COOLIES – Written by Yin • Illustrated by Chris Soentpiet • Edited by Patricia Lee Gauch • Published by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated.

“In an impressive debut, Yin illuminates a dark corner of American history–the monumental labor of the thousands of Chinese immigrants who helped build the transcontinental railroad.” – PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

“This is an important story,full of drama and emotion and it is here given its proper recognition and tribute in both words and glorious art. Perhaps it will encourage other grandparents to share their family history as well. Masterful.” – KIRKUS REVIEWS

“What a beautiful book by Chris Soentpiet, revealing the important place of the Chinese in our country’s history: these humble laborers built a railroad that united East and West. This title will be provocative for adults as well as young people.” – JEAN FRITZ, Winner of the Newbery Honor Book, “Homesick”

“This grandly-conceived and beautifully-illustrated oversize picture book merits praise and the widest possible readership. It tells the epic tale of the role that unskilled Chinese laborers played in the building of our transcontinental railroad. It is a gripping story, magnificently illustrated–a book not to be missed.” – Jelma G. Lanes ©2001 Parents’ Choice

BROTHERS – Written by Yin • Illustrated by Chris Soentpiet • Edited by Patricia Lee Gauch • Published by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated.

“In an impressive debut, Yin illuminates a dark corner of American history–the monumental labor of the thousands of Chinese immigrants who helped build the transcontinental railroad.” – PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

“This is an important story,full of drama and emotion and it is here given its proper recognition and tribute in both words and glorious art. Perhaps it will encourage other grandparents to share their family history as well. Masterful.” – KIRKUS REVIEWS

“What a beautiful book by Chris Soentpiet, revealing the important place of the Chinese in our country’s history: these humble laborers built a railroad that united East and West. This title will be provocative for adults as well as young people.” – JEAN FRITZ, Winner of the Newbery Honor Book, “Homesick”

“This grandly-conceived and beautifully-illustrated oversize picture book merits praise and the widest possible readership. It tells the epic tale of the role that unskilled Chinese laborers played in the building of our transcontinental railroad. It is a gripping story, magnificently illustrated–a book not to be missed.” – Jelma G. Lanes ©2001 Parents’ Choice

DEAR SANTA: PLEASE COME TO THE 19TH FLOOR – Written by Yin • Illustrated by Chris Soentpiet • Edited by Patricia Lee Gauch • Published by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated.

“In an impressive debut, Yin illuminates a dark corner of American history–the monumental labor of the thousands of Chinese immigrants who helped build the transcontinental railroad.” – PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

“This is an important story,full of drama and emotion and it is here given its proper recognition and tribute in both words and glorious art. Perhaps it will encourage other grandparents to share their family history as well. Masterful.” – KIRKUS REVIEWS

“What a beautiful book by Chris Soentpiet, revealing the important place of the Chinese in our country’s history: these humble laborers built a railroad that united East and West. This title will be provocative for adults as well as young people.” – JEAN FRITZ, Winner of the Newbery Honor Book, “Homesick”

“This grandly-conceived and beautifully-illustrated oversize picture book merits praise and the widest possible readership. It tells the epic tale of the role that unskilled Chinese laborers played in the building of our transcontinental railroad. It is a gripping story, magnificently illustrated–a book not to be missed.” – Jelma G. Lanes ©2001 Parents’ Choice