Noodle Pie by Ruth Starke

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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.


About Ruth Starke

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Starke worked in marketing before turning to writing fiction in 1992.
Published March 1, 2010 by Kane/Miller Book Publishers. 189 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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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...

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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 ...

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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.

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