Here are my latest book recommendations for the Northwest Asian Weekly:
Written by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, Illustrated by Meilo So
Orchard Books, 2014
Each year, on the emperor’s birthday, everyone in Mei’s village prepares something special in their leader’s honor.
For Mei and Grandpa Tu, that means making enough long-life noodles to feed everyone at the celebration. But these noodles aren’t just any noodles. Grandpa Tu’s noodles are magical. In addition to eating the noodles, they can be used to string kites, as jump ropes, and to catch clouds.
Usually, it is Grandpa Tu who makes the noodles, but this year, he has handed the task over to Mei. With her grandfather’s ability being the stuff of legends — impressing even the Moon Goddess — Mei is understandably terrified with what awaits her.
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