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Homesick Summary
Guy Vanderhaeghe

Everything you need to understand or teach Homesick by Guy Vanderhaeghe.

  • Homesick Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Homesick Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Homesick Summary

Plot Summary

Homesick is author Jean Fritz's story of her childhood growing up in China in a town called Hankow. While Jean adopts a first-person perspective and includes mostly real-life details from her life, some parts of Homesick are fictionalized in order to add dramatic interest.

Jean starts the story as a ten-year-old girl in the town of Hankow. Her mother and father work for the YMCA doing relief work. She attends a British school there and hates her teacher, Miss Williams, along with a couple of the other students. Her most favorite of her servants is Lin Nai-Nai, a spirited Chinese woman who looks after her as her nanny. In general, Jean feels culturally conflicted, the product of two cultures but not belonging to either one, and she longs for a long-promised trip to America in a couple of years.

Jean's best friend is Andrea Hull, also a daughter...

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Lesson Plan

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