It’s Andy’s first trip on an airplane when he and his dad travel to Vietnam to meet all his relatives. Talk about culture shock! Everyone calls him by his Vietnamese name instead of Andy and he is stunned to discover the family restaurant is nothing like what he expected. Somehow though, Andy helps his Vietnamese family and his dad come to see things in a new way.
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Visiting Hanoi with his father, Andy is shocked at his relatives’ poverty, critical of the so-called restaurant they own and irritated at his cousins: Indy, who expects Andy to gift him his special T-shirt, and disrespectful Minh, 12, who calls him “Noodles.” Why does Andy’s father pretend he’s r...| Read Full Review of Noodle Pie
Noodle Pie is an excellent novel for young readers because it explores themes that kids can understand (fear of strange places, alienation, not knowing where they fit in a big family) while at the same time offering the experience of a foreign country that’s very different than what most of them ...Mar 12 2010 | Read Full Review of Noodle Pie
Starke’s audience are going to lack the historical depth that I have while reading this book, but she builds in such an interesting family that younger readers without knowledge of the war are going to be drawn in by the emotional drama between those people.Mar 12 2010 | Read Full Review of Noodle Pie
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