Monday Book Talk meets the first Monday of each month September-December and February-May. It is open to all adults who like to read!
For twelve-year-old Ernest Young, a charity student at a boarding school, the chance to go to the World's Fair feels like a gift. But only once he's there, amid the exotic exhibits, fireworks, and Ferris wheels, does he discover that he is the one who is actually the prize. The half-Chineseorphan is astounded to learn he will be raffled off-a healthy boy "to a good home."