Noodle Magic

Noodle Magic

Book - 2014 | First edition.
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Grandpa Tu is famous for his special noodles, and as the emperor's birthday approaches, he encourages his granddaughter, Mei, to find her own noodle magic.
Publisher: New York : Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780545521673
054552167X
Branch Call Number: E THONG
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: So, Meilo - Illustrator

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Aug 29, 2015

SUMMARY: In this Chinese Folk Story, Grandpa Tu is a noodle maker. Every night he works magic with his hands and every morning the most amazing noodles appear. Grandpa decides it is time for his granddaughter Mei to work some of her own magic to make noodles for the Emperor's birthday. Mei is unsure of herself. She asks to borrow some of her grandfather's magic, but he tells her she has all the magic she needs. She works hard and finds a way to make the noodles.

ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations appear to be done in watercolor. They are very colorful and full of many details of Chinese life as well as fantasy aspects.

REVIEW: This is a delightful folk story made even more enjoyable by the subject matter of noodles of all shapes and sizes! It is also a story of Mei overcoming her fears of not being able to make the noodles for the Emperor's birthday. Yet she overcomes. Children will enjoy this story immensely.

AGE RECOMMENDATION: grades K-3

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