The Runaway Rice Cake (Paperback)
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|After chasing the special rice cake, Nian Gao, that their mother has made to celebrate the Chinese New Year, three poor brothers share it with an elderly woman and have their generosity richly rewarded. *Author: Compestine, Ying Chang/ Chau, Tungwai (ILT) *Publication Date: 2001/01/01 *Binding Type: School And Library *Grade Level: 2-3 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 9.00 *Height: 11.50|
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After chasing the special rice cake, Nian Gao, that their mother has made to celebrate the Chinese New Year, three poor brothers share it with an elderly woman and have their generosity richly rewarded.It's the Chinese New Year, and the Chang Family has only enough rice flour to make one nián-gão, a special New Year's rice cake, for the entire family to eat. But this delicious little nián-gão has other ideas. "Ai yo! I don't think so!" it cries, coming to life and escaping.
Ming, Cong, little Da and their parents chase the nián-gão all over the village until it runs into a hungry, old woman and sends her tumbling to the ground. Though Da is a small boy, his heart is big enough to share the treat with her, even though that leaves Da's family with nothing to eat for their own celebration. But the Changs' generosity doesn't go unnoticed. When they return home, they find the Kitchen God has left a wonderful surprise for them.
Ying Chang Compestine's heartwarming story conveys an important and poignant message about sharing and compassion. Tungwai Chau's soft and evocative illustrations complete this tender holiday story.
Reminiscent of "The Gingerbread Man," this picture book tells the tale of a Chinese New Year rice cake that comes to life and runs away before it can be eaten. Illustrated with acrylic paintings.