The Story of Noodles by Ying Chang Compestine

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Left alone to prepare their family's prize-winning dumplings for the annual cooking contest, the young Kang boys accidentally invent a new dish, "mian tiao," or noodles. Includes a cultural note and a recipe for long life noodles.
 

About Ying Chang Compestine

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Award winning author and dynamic public speaker, Ying is the author of many children's books, cookbooks and a novel. Ying has visited schools throughout the US and abroad, sharing with students her journey as a writer, how her life in China inspired her writing, and the challenges of writing in her second language.Ying is the spokesperson for Nestle Maggi and Celestial Seasonings and a regular contributor to the national magazines Cooking Light, Ski, EatingWell, Self, Men's Health, and Delicious Living and Diablo. She was the food editor for Body & Soul, a Martha Stewart magazine that focuses on healthy living.Ying has lectured on a variety of subjects at writer's conferences and universities, aboard cruise ships, on television and radio programs, and for numerous other organizations. A native of China, she now lives in Colorado with her family. Yong Sheng Xuan is also a native of China and now lives in Michigan. He has illustrated a number of books for children, including The Rooster's Antlers: A Story of the Chinese Zodiac by Eric A. Kimmel. Mr. Xuan was educated at the renowned Central Arts and Crafts University in Beijing, China.
 
Published September 1, 2002 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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

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Finally, they make fabulous dragon and phoenix kites, recreating the sound of the zheng, a stringed instrument, and manage to scare the birds.

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

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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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