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The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling

Wai Chim

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Allen & Unwin
01 August 2019
Children's & Educational; General fiction (Children's&YA); Family & home stories (Children's&YA); Indie Awards
Anna Chiu has her hands pretty full looking after her brother and sister and helping out at her dad's restaurant, all while her mum stays in bed. Dad's new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though she knows that things aren't right at home, she's starting to feel like she could just be a normal teen.

But when Mum finally gets out of bed, things go from bad to worse. And as Mum's condition worsens, Anna and her family question everything they understand about themselves and each other.

A nourishing tale about the crevices of culture, mental wellness and family.
By:   Wai Chim
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm, 
Weight:   350g
ISBN:   9781760631581
ISBN 10:   1760631582
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   01 August 2019
Recommended Age:   From 12 to 16 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Wai Chim is a first-generation Chinese-American from New York City. She grew up speaking Cantonese at home and absorbing Western culture through books, TV and school. She spent some time living in Japan before making Sydney, Australia, her permanent home. Her previous books include the Chook Chook series and Shaozhen, part of the Through My Eyes: Natural Disaster Zone series. Her novel Freedom Swimmer was shortlisted for the inaugural Readings Young Adult Book Prize and the Sakura Medal, and was a Children's Book Council Notable Book. In addition to writing, Wai works as a digital producer/web developer for The Starlight Children's Foundation.

  • Long-listed for Australian Book Design Awards 2020 (Australia)
  • Long-listed for Best Designed Young Adult Cover 2020 (Australia)
  • Long-listed for Best Young Adult Novel 2020 (Australia)
  • Long-listed for Indie Book Awards 2020 (Australia)
  • Short-listed for Australian Book Design Awards 2020 (Australia)
  • Short-listed for Best Young Adult Novel 2020 (Australia)

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