Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier
When Ming’s dad, Old Chen, has to go to Xi’an to try to stop the officials from closing the factory he works at, the Gee brothers come to their house, and they try to sell Old Chen and Ming stuff that they dig up. Old Chen and Ming are poor, they don’t even have enough money to buy good food, and usually artifact is worth pretty much nothing. But this time is different. They bring something big in a wheelbarrow. Ming takes it and tells them to come back in a couple days for their money. When Ming looks in the wheelbarrow he sees a Terra-Cotta Soldier. A Terra-Cotta Soldier is a clay soldier that protects a tomb. There are a bunch of soldiers protecting General Wang’s tomb. He was the General when the Mongols were attacking a long time ago. Only the bravest soldiers get to be Terra-Cotta Soldiers when they die. The statue is a soldier named Shi. Shi tells Ming his story. If you are between the ages of 10 and 12 I think you would like this book. I liked this book because I like books where someone is telling a story. I also liked this book because Shi’s story is interesting.
|Author||Compestine, Ying Chang|
|Page Count||224 pages|
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