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Roses Sing on New Snow
     

Roses Sing on New Snow

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by Paul Yee, Harvey Chan (Illustrator)
 

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• Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award
Maylin cooks delicious meals every day in her father’s restaurant, but it’s her lazy brothers who take all the credit. One day a contest is held to honor the visiting Governor of South China and Maylin’s brothers don’t hesitate to pass off her cooking as their own. But when

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• Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award
Maylin cooks delicious meals every day in her father’s restaurant, but it’s her lazy brothers who take all the credit. One day a contest is held to honor the visiting Governor of South China and Maylin’s brothers don’t hesitate to pass off her cooking as their own. But when neither the brothers nor the Governor himself can replicate Maylin’s wonderful dish, they all learn that there’s more to the art of good cooking than just using the right ingredients.

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School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-- Each and every day of the year Maylin cooks in her father's restaurant in a turn-of-the-century Chinatown. The restaurant is renowned for its fine food, but Maylin has never heard the praise, because her father tells everyone that his two sons are the chefs. When the governor of South China comes to town, each Chinese restaurant is invited to send its best dish for a banquet. Maylin's creation, Roses Sing on New Snow, is of course the governor's favorite. When he asks the two brothers to re-create it for him so he can take it home, they are unable to do so. Maylin is then brought in--and the story could end here, with the men getting their just deserts. Instead the young woman says hers is a New World dish that cannot be re-created in the Old. To prove her point she and the governor cook the same dish, side by side, and the results differ greatly. If the logic seems to falter here and the story does not quite hold together, the watercolor illustrations and layouts are a veritable feast, with many delights. Rich in browns and terra cottas, set upon white, they are at times contained within rectangles, at others within trapezoids. Sometimes comically drawn figures cross the page. Perspective changes from a crow's-eye view above Chinatown to a closeup of the governor's dragonlike nose and eyes. --Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780888992178
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
Publication date:
01/10/2003
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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Roses Sing on New Snow 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
boosmom96 More than 1 year ago
I'm so happy to see this book has been re-released. I had to hunt down a used copy for my daughter several years ago. This is a great book for kids. The overall message is very uplifting. I first saw it on an episode of "Reading Rainbow" and had to track it down for my then 7 year old daughter. I really think it's appropriate for children over 6, mainly because of the message. I'm not sure that a child 6 and under would really appreciate the message. I'll be buying a copy for my 6 month old niece to add to her library.