Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan

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Pub Date 14 Oct 2011 | Archive Date 01 Feb 2024

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Chengli is an orphaned errand boy who lives in Chang’anChina in 630 A.D. His mother has died from illness and his father is presumeddead after disappearing into the desert when Chengli was a baby.

Now thirteen, Chengli feels ready for independence. He isdrawn to the desert, beckoned by the howling of strange winds and the hope oflearning something about his father—who he was and how he died.

Chengli joins the caravan to travel down the merchantroute known as the Silk Road, but it is a dangerous life, as his father knew.The desert is harsh, and there are many bandits, particularly drawn to Chengli’s caravan because a princess, her servants, androyal guards are traveling with them. This story invites readers to experience the sights, sounds,and smells of this fabled desert route.

Chengli is an orphaned errand boy who lives in Chang’anChina in 630 A.D. His mother has died from illness and his father is presumeddead after disappearing into the desert when Chengli was a baby.

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ISBN 9781933718545
PRICE $14.95 (USD)
PAGES 178

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It is rare to find entertaining historical fiction for children and this succeeds in that endeavor.

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Historical fiction set along the famous Silk Road of China brings to life the excitement of the journey. Thirteen year old Chingli decides it is time for independence, and he is drawn to the desert through which the route passes, especially since his father vanished on the Silk Route so many years ago. Danger, royalty, and a bit of mystery make this a fascinating read for those interested in Chinese history.

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