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"Chang lives on a houseboat on China's Li River with his parents and their cormorants, great black birds trained to dive and retrieve fish for their owners. Though he has been mute since birth, he can make sounds the birds understand...[This is] a rare item: a realistic story set in modern China that's accessible to readers as young as second grade."-"School Library Journal " "Affecting."-"Publishers Weekly

Bird Boy 2003, Sunburst Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374406592

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Bird Boy 1999, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374307233