Instead of roller skating in America, ten-year-old Jean Fritz was in China trying to get out of singing "God Save the King" at her British school and worrying about the cook she suspected of trying to poison her. This was a period of turmoil in China when foreigners were becoming more and more unpopular, and kids like Jean might be evacuated at a moment's notice. Although Jean loved having picnics on the Great Wall and visiting the beautiful mountains in the countryside, she longed to be in the United States where she really belonged.
This story from Jean Fritz's childhood is just as humorous, fascinating, and lively as the biographies she's famous for.
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