Rabbit Mooncakes by Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer

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Why must Hoong Wei play the piano in front her entire family surely the largest family in the whole neighborhood and at least as big as her first-grade class! With so many eyes on her, she is sure to make a very loud mistake, and then everyone will laugh. But when the extended Lee family gathers under the brightest and fullest moon of the year to sing poem songs, Hoong Wei finds that in the midst of such warmth and love, mistakes hardly matter at all. In playful illustrations and graceful prose, this warmhearted story celebrates that bond of all bonds family with song and sweet harvest mooncakes. This new edition brings back a treasured story to a new generation of families and includes the author s family recipe for rabbit mooncakes.

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Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer grew up in Queens, New York. Her parents immigrated from China as teenagers and, in raising their children, tried to retain as much of their Chinese culture as possible. Hoong Yee and her younger sister spoke mostly Chinese at home, not learning English until kindergarten. Hoong Yee now lives in Belle Harbor, New York, with her husband and three children, where she is the Executive Director of the Queens Council on the Arts.Hoong Yee is a firm believer in the power of the arts to mobilize and transform community.
Published September 21, 2007 by MoonRattles, LLC. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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 Krakauer debuts with a warm-hearted re-creation of a celebration in what could be her own Chinese-American family.

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