Noodle magic

by Thong, Roseanne,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB THONG Roseanne
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB THONG Roseanne
Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Picture Books J PIC THO
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
Call Number  J PIC THO
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea THONG Roseanne
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea THONG Roseanne
Everyone has the magic within!

Grandpa Tu is famous for his special noodles, and as the emperor's birthday approaches, he teaches his granddaughter, Mei, the family trade. Mei struggles to find the magic needed to make noodles. Ultimately, she finds the magic--and the ability to succeed--within. Mei doesn't just make noodles--her magic noodles in varied shapes and sizes rain down from the sky!

NOODLE MAGIC is written in the style of a Chinese folk story, with engaging cultural and community aspects. The family connection that's at the heart of the story has universal appeal. The grandfather and granddaughter work together to accomplish what one could not do alone. Meilo So, whose BRUSH OF THE GODS received four starred reviews, brings the story to life with beautiful, breathtaking illustrations.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Mei's grandfather Tu is a master noodle maker, and his noodles are not just for eating. They can be anything, from jump ropes to kite strings. When he says it's Mei's turn to make magic noodles for the emperor's birthday, she's baffled. "Magic must come from within," he tells her. As Mei works, Grandpa Tu offers her encouragement, and after a tug-of-war with none other than the Moon Goddess perched in the moon above, Mei makes enough noodles to feed everybody: "The sky rained noodles." So's (Brush of the Gods) exuberantly drawn and tinted illustrations feature the curves of traditional Chinese architecture, vignettes of village life, and rhythmic movement, as noodles fall in fanciful, calligraphic curlicues. Thong's (Round Is a Tortilla) text features two themes that seem at cross-purposes. One is the reality-based theme of passing down traditional knowledge, with an emphasis on sensory experience; the other is a folklore-style fantasy in which anything can happen. So while it's a tasty morsel of Chinese culinary culture, the action can be hard to follow. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Natalie Lakosil, Bradford Literary Agency. Illustrator's agent: Sally Heflin, Heflinreps. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Noodles -- Juvenile fiction.
Holiday cooking -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandparent and child -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction.
Granddaughters -- Juvenile fiction.
Noodles -- Fiction.
Cooking -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Grandfathers -- Fiction.
China -- History -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.,2014
Edition First edition.
Contributors So, Meilo, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780545521673 (hardcover)
054552167X (hardcover)
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