An amazing insight into a a culture so different from ours. Sundance is a 9-year-old boy living in a village near Hong Kong on the Chinese border. He earns enough money to help his family and to buy cans of 7up by catching and selling locusts and other insects. The village revolves around mythology and the tortoise - Lord Baltimore after whom their village is named. When the tortoise dies their lives change forever. A magical read, hard to imagine that it is based in a village only 30 years ago.