A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts by Ying Chang Compestine & Coleman Polhemus
A Collection of Deliciously Frightening Tales

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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 Ying Chang Compestine & Coleman Polhemus

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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, as well as several picture books for children and cookbooks for adults.
 
Published October 27, 2009 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 192 pages
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Cooking. Fiction

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Eight grisly horror stories are arranged to feed the hungry imaginations of readers fascinated with blood, gore, murders and ghosts, who, like their Western counterparts, want to avenge their deaths and have the things they had in life, especially their favorite foods.

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