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The Runaway Wok

A Chinese New Year Tale

Ying Chang Compestine, Sebastia Serra (Illustrator)


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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.

Dutton Books for Young Readers, 9780525420682, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 6, 2011

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