Notes: A children's mystery, set in Chicago's Chinatown. The book follows the teenagers Lu Chen and Ai-mei as they search for an important and valuable ginger jar.
It is one of just a few novels set in Chicago's Chinese community.
Edition + Condition: First edition (title page and copyright page with the same date and there are no other printings listed). A very good copy in a good-to-very-good dust jacket missing the bottom inch of the spine; some chipping at the top of the spine; closed tear on the front panel. Signed by the author on the half-title.
Publication: Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1949.
Item No: #307931