The story takes place in a mountain top school for children of British missionaries working in China. The children start at this school at age 6 where they stay for years without contact with their parents.
Strict conditions cause many emotional problems in such young children.
Due to the invasion by Japanese, teachers and children are forced into camps where they stayed in horrific conditions until the end of the war.
Title: In a Land of Paper Gods Author: Rebecca MacKenzie Reviewer: Lesley