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The Runaway Wok

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The Runaway Wok

A Chinese New Year Tale

By Ying Chang Compestine

Dutton Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780525420682, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 6, 2011

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Description
When a boy goes to the market to buy food and comes home with an old wok instead, his parents wonder what they'll eat for dinner. But then the wok rolls out of the poor family's house with a "skippity-hoppity-ho " and returns from the rich man's home with a feast in tow
With spirited text and lively illustrations, this story reminds readers about the importance of generosity.


About the Author
Ying Chang Compestine grew up in China. She is the author of cookbooks for adults and children's books that introduce Chinese culture and food, including "The Real Story of Stone Soup." She lives with her family in California.

SebastiA Serra lives in Barcelona, Spain.This is his first American picture book.
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