The Cook's Familyby Laurence Yep
What do you do when your world is falling apart? Robin Lee can't stand her parents' constant fighting, so she's glad to spend time with her grandmother in Chinatown. They've befriended a lonely cook and pretend to be his long-lost family. At Cook's restaurant, Robin's a star and a whole new world opens up to her. In her make-believe father she finally discovers a sense of her Chinese heritage, and she sees a new and exciting side to her grandmother. The thing is, once Robin starts pretending, she doesn't want to stop.
"The sense of place is immediate, showing acutely the differences between Chinatown and Robin's Richmond District neighborhood...This is a fun story, and a unique one that will appeal to readers on several levels." --School Library Journal
"This sequel to Ribbons takes a further searching and funny look at Chinese American family life." --Publishers Weekly
"A vivid, first-person account of a pivotal year in a young boy's life."--School Library Journal
Meet the Author
Laurence Yep is a prolific Chinese-American author of children's books. He is best known for the 10-book Golden Mountain Chronicles; Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate were both Newbery Honor books. In 2005 the American Librarian Association awarded Yep the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, notably for Dragonwings, The Rainbow People, The Khan's Daughter, and the autobiographical The Lost Garden. Yep's books are often influenced by Chinese mythology and touch upon the dilemma of the cultural outsider.
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It was really good! It was as good as Harry Potter! And u learn stuff from it too!!