Gai see : what you can see in Chinatown

by Thong, Roseanne.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj Fic Thong, R
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
Call Number  qj Fic Thong, R
Follows a little boy as he shops with his family members throughout the seasons and discovers the magical curiousities found there - from fresh noodles and velvety slippers in the springtime, to tofu and tanks of fish in the summer, and from incense, sweets and roasted duck in the autumn to herbs and vegetables in the winter.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Children are invited to visit a gai see, or street market, to observe the activities of a typical Chinatown during each season. Told in rhyme, the tour focuses on food but notes a few other traditions, including a New Year's celebration. The buoyant invitational refrain features delightful internal rhyme, but the verses that follow do not always fit comfortably within the set rhyme pattern. Clear, bright illustrations portray the bustle and variety of the marketplace during each season, from the blossoms of springtime to the lion dance of the New Year. An appended glossary defines such words as cheong-fun and ramen, which is more Japanese than Chinese. The enticing picture-book tour will elicit recognition from Chinese American families and give others a chance to visit a gai see vicariously.--Perkins, Linda Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Chinese Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Chinese Americans -- Fiction.
Markets -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Publisher New York :Abrams Books for Young Readers,2007
Contributors Choi, Yangsook.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 0810993376
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