The Bone Collector's Son
A gripping ghost story—fast-paced and riveting.
Thirteen-year-old Bing-wing Chan must conquer his fear of ghosts as his father?s gambling debts force him to dig for human bones in a graveyard and then to work as a houseboy in a haunted house. Set in Vancouver’s Chinatown The Bone Collector’s Son is a moving study of the struggle of Chinese immigrants and racism at the turn of the century.
- Short-listed, BCLA stellar Award 2006
- Joint winner, Resource Links Best of 2004 2004
- Short-listed, City of Vancouver Book Award 2004
“This is a book that shows the imaginative power of fiction. It demonstrates that empathy across time and cultures is possible.”- The Georgia Straight
“A great read-aloud, either at home or in the classroom.”- Toronto Star, starred review
“Yee skillfully contrasts the supernatural with brutal, racial prejudice and the haunted, unsettled yearning of immigrants longing for roots.”- Booklist
“The story also offers young readers a glimpse into the racism and tough conditions faced by Chinese immigrants at the turn of the century.”- Kirkus Reviews