The Case of the Goblin Pearls

by Laurence Yep and Nicholas Krenitsky

Lily's glamorous Auntie Tiger Lily is a Hollywood actress who once starred in... read more

Lily's glamorous Auntie Tiger Lily is a Hollywood actress who once starred in the Tiger Lil action movies. Now she is visiting Lily's family in San Francisco's Chinatown to coordinate the Lion Salve float in the Chinese New Year parade. When the famous Goblin Pearls are stolen from Miss Lion Salve in the middle of the parade by a Chinatown gang, Lily and Auntie Tiger Lil are on the trail of a mystery that leads them to dangerous thieves and villainous business owners who are exploiting immigrant workers in their Chinatown clothing factory. Laurence Yep's foray into genre fiction offers mystery fans a bright and lively Chinese-American protagonist in an adventure distinguished by its setting and cultural details. (Ages 9-11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1997

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