The Golden Rat

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E Book The Golden Rat I loved it it was very interesting how the author didnt mention anything about what the characters look like at the beginning of the story Very rare for authors to do that now

E-Book The Golden Rat I loved it, it was very interesting how the author didnt mention anything about what the characters look like at the beginning of the story. Very rare for authors to do that now a days. This book is one of my favorites is because it has the hint of someones life in it, as i read, i felt the same suffering as Baoliu did. Last of all, its quite hard to see the great details of a story that took up in the past especially during this books time. . The Golden Rat go inside Book Since the death of his mother, Baoliu has grown apart from his family and is bitterly resentful of his father s new wife, who wears his mother s clothing and even her jewelry One night, Baoliu s stepmother is attacked and murdered The most obvious suspect, Baoliu is tried for the crime, convicted, and sentenced to death by beheading.With no one on his side, how will BaolSince the death of his mother, Baoliu has grown apart from his family and is bitterly resentful of his father s new wife, who wears his mother s clothing and even her jewelry One night, Baoliu s stepmother is attacked and murdered The most obvious suspect, Baoliu is tried for the crime, convicted, and sentenced to death by beheading.With no one on his side, how will Baoliu prove his innocence How will he avoid his violent and horrid fate Who, if anybody, will help him And if the murderer wasn t Baoliu, then who was it Filled with unexpected plot twists, The Golden Rat is a totally engrossing, enormously entertaining murder mystery that also poses thought provoking questions about how we are judged for our mistakes large and small by our families and the societies in which we live.. Don L Wulffson is the author of than forty books, including Point Blank, The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle, Future Fright, and The Upside Down Ship He lives in Northridge, California.. Bestseller Books The Golden Rat Reviewed by Grandma Bev for TeensReadToo.comWhen sixteen-year-old Bailou's mother died he was devastated, but when his father takes a new wife who wears his mother's jewelry, it's just too much. Bailou is the second son, and in twelfth-century China, second sons are not very important in the household. And then one night, his step-mother is murdered, and the jewelry stolen. Everyone is sure that Bailou is the murderer and thief. To his horror, Bailou is convicted in court of killing his step-mother and sentenced to be beheaded. On the day he is to be executed, his father purchases another man to be executed in his place, giving Bailou the Golden Rat status. Wulffson's premise is based on the ancient Chinese custom of Ka-di, where substitutes could be purchased and executed. Bailou watches the man die in his place, and is then turned out in the street to survive however he is able, since his father has also disowned him. Bailou knows that he is innocent of the murder, and is determined to find the real killer, but surviving in the slums of medieval China is a struggle. He makes an unexpected friendship, and the two boys work on the ship docks, and scrounge whatever they can to survive. Bailou is a sympathetic and likable character who is haunted by the man that died in his place, and searches for the truth about this man. But when he finds out about him, nothing is quite as it had seemed in this exciting, action-packed story. Don Wulffson is a master at characterization and his powerful multi-level plot and vivid descriptions take you right to twelfth-century China. This story is a real winner for reluctant teen readers; storytelling at its very best with real emotion, fast-paced action, and a satisfying ending.
Golden Rat Adopt Me Wiki Fandom The Golden Rat by Don L Wulffson Since the death of his mother, Baoliu has grown apart from his family and is bitterly resentful of his father s new wife, who wears his mother s clothing and even her jewelry One night, Baoliu s stepmother is attacked and murdered The most obvious suspect, Baoliu is tried for the crime, convicted, and sentenced to death by beheading. The Golden Rat Wulffson, Don Jul , A golden rat is the name the Chinese gave for a guilty party freed by ka di Only in this case, the rat is innocent Though the characterization is never fully fleshed out and the descriptions are minimal, the book should have enough plot to pull along readers who are not intimidated by the many Chinese names and locales. Chinese New Year the year of the Golden Rat History Jan , Chinese New Year the year of the Golden Rat History and traditions of a millenary festival Pavel months ago Two days ago, on January , the new year began according to the traditional Chinese calendar, a holiday period that will end on February , with the start of the Lantern Festival. Chinese Zodiac Prediction for Golden Rat Year Dec , The zodiac sign of is the Metal Rat The color of Metal in Chinese Horoscope is connected to white or golden Therefore, is also called the year of the White Rat or Golden Rat The first day of the Chinese astrological year is the first day of the Tiger Month The first day of Golden Rat Year is on February , The Chinese zodiac sign of babies born Customer reviews The Golden Rat A golden rat is the name the Chinese gave for a guilty party freed by ka di Only in this case, the rat is innocent Though the characterization is never fully fleshed out and the descriptions are minimal, the book should have enough plot to pull along readers who are not intimidated by the many Chinese names and locales. Year Of The Gold Rat How Chinese New Year Is Explained Jan , What s so special about the Year of the Rat It s actually a Gold Rat or Metal Rat year Those born in the year of the rat are said to Golden ratio Golden Ray How did the Korean cargo ship capsize near Sep , The Golden Ray is a RoRo a roll on, roll off ship designed with massive doors so cars and trucks can be driven on and off Another possibility is that one of A golden rat is technically worth than a frost dragon A golden rat is technically worth than a frost dragon Since it takes around tries and each rat box is , so the average amount of money that you are going to spend on it is .

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    Don L Wulffson is the author of than forty books, including Point Blank, The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle, Future Fright, and The Upside Down Ship He lives in Northridge, California.

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  • Reviewed by Grandma Bev for TeensReadTooWhen sixteen year old Bailou s mother died he was devastated, but when his father takes a new wife who wears his mother s jewelry, it s just too much Bailou is the second son, and in twelfth century China, second sons are not very important in the household And then one night, his step mother is murdered, and the jewelry stolen Everyone is sure that Bailou is the murderer and thief To his horror, Bailou is convicted in court of killing his step mother and [...]


  • I loved it, it was very interesting how the author didnt mention anything about what the characters look like at the beginning of the story Very rare for authors to do that now a days This book is one of my favorites is because it has the hint of someones life in it, as i read, i felt the same suffering as Baoliu did Last of all, its quite hard to see the great details of a story that took up in the past especially during this books time.


  • Another YA novel so sue me, I like them This one was quite well done the protagonist is a rebellious teen such as many a reader would identify with, whose snarly attitude begets much worse consequences than anybody would expect I liked the ancient Chinese setting, the characters, the pace of the story The tieup at the end was perhaps a little too neat, but, hey Good stuff.


  • I picked up this book because the author, Don Wulffson, was my creative writing teacher in High School Wulf was a great teacher I wanted to see if his writing was good I liked the book I think it is geared for middle school kids, rather than the older YA s he taught all those years ago Interesting details and a good story.


  • This was a good book set in ancient china It had a lot of twists and a lot of characters There were also some great cliffhangers and the time the characters came in was good Since there were so many main people that could have played a bigger role in the story there should have been intros for them It starts off pretty slow but I couldn t stop reading towards the end.



  • I found this short novel about 12th century China fascinating It gives a quick but descriptive picture of life at various strata of society, and has an intriguing plot.



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