The Story of Chopsticks by Ying Chang Compestine

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When Káuai cannot get enough to eat, he begins using sticks to grab food too hot for the hands, and soon all of China uses Káuai zi, or chopsticks.
 

About Ying Chang Compestine

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Ying Chang Compestine was born in China and later moved to the United states. She is the author of The Runaway Rice Cake and several cookbooks, including Cooking with Green Tea. Ms. Compestine got the idea for The Story of Chopsticks by watching her young son eat with his chopsticks. She lives in Colorado. Yong Sheng Xuan was educated at the renowned Central Arts and Crafts University in Beijing, China, and now lives with his family in Michigan. His previous books include The Rooster's Antlers: A Story of the Chinese Zodiac and Ten Suns: A Chinese Legend, both by Eric A. Kimmel, as well as The Laziest Boy in the World by Lensey Namioka.
 
Published September 1, 2001 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This story may leave your mouth watering for noodles and your chopsticks at the ready, as Compestine and Xuan (The Story of Chopsticks, 2001) cook up a tale explaining the origins of a favorite Chinese food.

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Kùai, the hungry younger brother in a large Chinese family, never gets enough to eat.

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Back from The Story of Chopsticks, the Kang brothers are in for another culinary misadventure in The Story of Noodles by Ying Chang Compestine, illus.

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Fresh from creating noodles and chopsticks (The Story of Noodles;

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Gr 1–3—Originally published in the early 2000s, these amusing fictional "origin stories" for four ancient Chinese inventions are reissued in a handsome duo-lingual edition. Set against a nondescript "long ago" China, the tales are not meant to be historically accurate. Instead, they are to encour...

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