Annotations for Circle of Cranes


Baker & Taylor
Taken from her Chinese village and forced to sew in a New York City sweatshop, Suyin is visited by the cranes with which she has a strange connection and learns she is the daughter of the Crane Queen, who needs her help.

----------------------
Baker & Taylor
Taken from her small, impoverished Chinese village and forced to sew in a New York City sweatshop, thirteen-year-old Suyin is visited by the cranes with which she has a strange connection and learns she is the daughter of the Crane Queen, who needs her help.

----------------------
Baker & Taylor
Taken from her small, impoverished Chinese village and forced to work in a New York City sweatshop, 13-year-old Suyin is visited by magical cranes that she feels a strange connection to and learns she is the daughter of the Crane Queen who needs her help, in a lyrical fantasy that blends fairy tale elements with contemporary issues.

----------------------
Penguin Putnam
A lyrical fantasy blending fairy tale elements with contemporary issues

Thirteen-year-old Suyin is a poor orphan who has a strange gift with languages and a mysterious connection to the cranes in her small Chinese village. When a shady human trafficker arrives promising luxury and riches beyond belief in America, the villagers elect Suyin - whom they consider lucky - to go as their benefactress. But instead of luxury, Suyin is forced to work in a sweatshop in New York City's Chinatown. Suyin's future seems hopeless, until her beloved cranes arrive and reveal that she is no ordinary girl - instead, she is the daughter of the Crane Queen. Now her mother's life is in danger, and Suyin must prove herself worthy of her position as the Crane Princess, in order to save her mother and the entire clan of cranes.

For fans of Grace Lin and Laurence Yep, this is a beautiful story of the meaning of family and finding one's true path in life.


----------------------