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Story of Noodles (English/Chinese)

Ying Chang Compestine Yongsheng Xuan

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Immedium
05 April 2016
Children's & young adult fiction & true stories; Traditional stories (Children's&YA); Historical fiction (Children's&YA); Languages & ESL; Chinese - Cultural Material; Chinese - Children's Bilingual Books; Chinese - Children's Fiction; Simplified Characters; Chinese - Languages
Learn how the three fun-loving Kang brothers created noodles, one of China's most famous inventions! This colorfully redesigned edition features a new bilingual Chinese translation.

The three playful and creative Kang brothers (Ting, Pan, and Kuai) discovered four of China's most famous discoveries in the series Amazing Chinese Inventions. Mama Kang needs her sons to help make her famous dumplings to win the annual cooking contest. However, this year the Kang brothers play with the dough, and soon, long strips fly everywhere.

With no time left, the family can bring only the strings of boiled flour. Everyone in the village always expects Mama's delicious dish to win. Will this new recipe wow the judges or will the three boys find themselves in hot water? The story features an author's note on the history of noodles and a delicious noodle recipe, ideal for eating with chopsticks.

This fanciful blend of fact and imagination brings Asian culture alive for young readers. Children will enjoy the bright and bold artwork, created in the traditional Chinese style of hand cut, colored paper. Parents will enjoy the ingenuity of the main characters who teach adults a thing or two about inventiveness.

Teachers and librarians like the storybook's historical references and how it features a bilingual translation in simplified Chinese - ideal for language classes, programs, and schools.

Compestine's almost tongue-in-cheek tale is a nearly unbeatable combination of slapstick humor, fast pace, and food.

- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
By:   Ying Chang Compestine
Illustrated by:   Yongsheng Xuan
Imprint:   Immedium
Dimensions:   Height: 286mm,  Width: 222mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   425g
ISBN:   9781597021210
ISBN 10:   1597021210
Series:   Amazing Chinese Inventions
Pages:   40
Publication Date:   05 April 2016
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Language:   Chinese
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ying Compestine: Ying's dozens of children's books have won many awards, including spots on the best lists from the ALA, Bank Street, Book Sense, and New York Times. She visits schools and teaches workshops internationally. She has written for magazines such as Cooking Light, Self, Men's Health, and Martha Stewart's Whole Living. Her website is www.yingc.com. YongSheng Xuan illustrated the four volume Story of series. Educated at the renowned Central Arts and Crafts University in Beijing, China, he lives in Vancouver, Canada. His art has exhibited worldwide and appeared in Cricket magazine. His website is www.ysxuan.com.

Reviews for Story of Noodles (English/Chinese)

Xuan's colourful illustrations with their thick, bold outlines are eye-catching and complement the text in both books by highlighting the specific situations that are currently occurring. In some instances, they contribute to the story's humour... - CM magazine -Xuan's colourful illustrations with their thick, bold outlines are eye-catching and complement the text in both books by highlighting the specific situations that are currently occurring. In some instances, they contribute to the story's humour...-- CM magazine Xuan s colourful illustrations with their thick, bold outlines are eye-catching and complement the text in both books by highlighting the specific situations that are currently occurring. In some instances, they contribute to the story s humour... - CM magazine


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