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Apple pie 4th of July / Janet S. Wong ; pictures by Margaret Chodos-Irvine.

By: Wong, Janet S.
Contributor(s): Chodos-Irvine, Margaret [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: San Diego : Harcourt, 2002Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 015202543X; 9780152025434; 9781606860571; 1606860577.Other title: Apple pie fourth of July.Subject(s): Fourth of July -- Juvenile fiction | Cooking, Chinese -- Juvenile fiction | Chinese Americans -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.W842115 | Ap 2002Summary: A Chinese American child fears that the food her parents are preparing to sell on the Fourth of July will not be eaten.
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A Chinese American child fears that the food her parents are preparing to sell on the Fourth of July will not be eaten.

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K-Gr 2-This simply told story explores a child's fears about cultural differences and fitting in with understanding and affection. A Chinese-American girl helps her parents open their small neighborhood grocery store every day of the year. However, today is the Fourth of July and her parents just don't understand that customers won't be ordering chow mein and sweet-and-sour pork on this very American holiday. As she spends the day working in the store and watching the local parade, she can't shake her anxiety about her parents' navet. When evening arrives along with hungry customers looking "for some Chinese food to go," she is surprised but obviously proud that her parents were right after all: Americans do eat Chinese food on the Fourth of July. Nighttime finds the family atop their roof enjoying fireworks and sharing a neighbor's apple pie. Done in a "variety of printmaking techniques," Chodos-Irvine's illustrations are cheerfully bright and crisp, capturing the spirit of the day as well as the changing emotions of the main character. This second successful collaboration by the creators of Buzz (Harcourt, 2000) is one you won't want to miss.-Alicia Eames, New York City Public Schools (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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JANET S. WONG is an award-winning author of picture books and poetry for young readers. She lives in Hopewell, New Jersey.<br> <br> MARGARET CHODOS-IRVINE 's striking artwork has graced children's books as well as many cards, magazines, and book jackets. She lives in Seattle, Washington.<br>

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