The Vine Basket

The Vine Basket

Book - 2013
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Things aren't looking good for fourteen-year-old Mehrigul. She yearns to be in school, but she's needed on the family farm. The longer she's out of school, the more likely it is that she'll be sent off to a Chinese factory . . . perhaps never to return. Her only hope is an American woman who buys one of her decorative vine baskets for a staggering sum and says she will return in three weeks for more. Mehrigul must brave terrible storms, torn-up hands from workingthe fields, and her father's scorn to get the baskets done. The stakes are high, and time is passing. A powerful intergenerational story of a strong, creative young artist in a cruelly oppressive society.
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, c2013.
ISBN: 9780547848013
Branch Call Number: YA LAV
Characteristics: 252 p. ; 22 cm.


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Jan 20, 2016

This was a beautiful story! It gave me a realistic glimpse about life in a distant part of the world. I admired the plucky personality of Mehrigul. I'm even interested in learning more about the art of basket weaving.

Aug 30, 2013

A wonderful story about a 14 year old girl trying to make her dream come true even though it goes against the wishes of her parents and her community.

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