Apple Pie Fourth of July

Apple Pie Fourth of July

Paperback(First Edition)

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Shocked that her parents are cooking Chinese food to sell in the family store on an 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 surprising lesson.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152057084
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/01/2006
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 248,999
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile: 540L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

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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From the Publisher

"Explores the child's experience of straddling two cultures—and serves up an ending as satisfying as sweet-and-sour pork and a crusty dessert."—The Washington Post

"Vibrant, colorful . . . [An] excellent read-aloud."—Booklist

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Apple Pie Fourth of July 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
josier80 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What a wonderfully simple story about the immigrant experience. I love that the little girl doesn't think her parents can really understand the fourth of july (and Americans) because they were not born here, but maybe they do understand because people do buy chinese food on the fourth of july. I think the book is so simple and yet, addresses possible immigrant feeling towards the fourth of july and frustrations between new immigrants and their children who were born here. I think kids would really like this book and it would give them some interesting things to discuss.
Ju_Rocks More than 1 year ago
I am a first generation Asian parent who related to the little girl's feeling about Chinese food on an "American" holiday. I read it to my 5 year old daughter who didn't seem to like or dislike it. So we didn't buy it.