A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts

A Collection of Deliciously Frightening Tales

By Ying Chang Compestine; Coleman Polhemus (Illustrator)
(Christy Ottaviano Books-Henry Holt and Compan, Hardcover, 9780805082081, 180pp.)

Publication Date: October 27, 2009

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Description

According to Chinese tradition, those who die hungry or unjustly come back to haunt the living. Some are appeased with food. But not all ghosts are successfully mollified. In this chilling collection of stories, Ying Chang Compestine takes readers on a journey through time and across different parts of China. From the building of the GreatWall in 200 BCE to themodern day of iPods, hungry ghosts continue to torment those who wronged them.

At once a window into the history and culture of China and an ode to Chinese cuisine, this assortment of frightening tales--complete with historical notes and delectable recipes--will both scare and satiate.




About the Author
Ying Chang Compestine grew up in China and now lives in California with her husband and son. She is the author of the young adult novel "Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party", the YA story collection "A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts", as well as several picture books for children and cookbooks for adults.

Coleman Polhemus illustrated "Daemon Hall", "Return to Daemon Hall", and "A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts" from Henry Holt and Co. (BYR).
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