Apple Pie Fourth of Julyby Margaret Chodos-Irvine (Illustrator), Janet S. Wong
Shocked that her parents are cooking Chinese food to sell in the family store on this all-American holiday, a feisty Chinese-American girl tries to
No one wants Chinese food on the Fourth of July, I say. We're in apple-pie America, and my parents are cooking chow mein! . . . They just don't get it. Americans do not eat Chinese food on the Fourth of July. Right?
Shocked that her parents are cooking Chinese food to sell in the family store on this all-American holiday, a feisty Chinese-American girl tries to tell her mother and father how things really are. But as the parade passes by and fireworks light the sky, she learns a lesson of her own.
This award-winning author-illustrator team returns with a lighthearted look at the very American experience of mixed cultures. 8-1/2 X 11. Full-color illustrations
Author Biography: Janet S. Wong is an award-winning author of picture books and poetry for young readers, including Buzz, illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine, which was an ABA Pick of the Lists, and The Trip Back Home, illustrated by Bo Jia. She lives in Medina, Washington.
Margaret Chodos-Irvine trained as a painter and printmaker, and her artwork has appeared on many book jackets and cards. Her first picture book was Buzz, written by Janet S. Wong, which was an ABA Pick of the Lists. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
"Vibrant, colorful . . . [An] excellent read-aloud."Booklist (starred review)
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"Vibrant, colorful . . . [An] excellent read-aloud."Booklist
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JANET S. WONG has written many award-winning books for young readers, including two others illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine. She lives in Hopewell, New Jersey.
MARGARET CHODOS-IRVINE ' is the illustrator of several highly praised children's books, including the Caldecott Honor–winning Ella Sarah Gets Dressed, which she also wrote. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
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