The Fake-Chicken Kung Fu Fighting Blues

byAaron LamIllustratorKean Soo

February 1, 2018|
The Fake-Chicken Kung Fu Fighting Blues by Aaron Lam
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12-year-old video buff Anthony is devastated when his family moves from Chinatown to a remote northern community. There are no other Asian families around and everyone loves hockey, which Anthony just doesn't get. The move is even harder on his grandmother, Po Po, who doesn't speak English and puts a fake chicken over the front door for luck. Desperate to fit in, Anthony takes to the ice for the first time — and is a total disaster! But he manages to make friends after standing up the school bully, who asks Anthony to teach him "kung fu"! Anthony starts putting together a documentary about his new town, which turns out to be full of interesting people. As he discovers the joys of small-town life, his new friends get an introduction to his Chinese culture, and even Po Po begins to feel at home.

AARON LAM is a writer and producer of documentaries about hockey, theatre and health. His nonfiction and poetry have appeared in magazines and films. He lives in Oakville, Ontario. KEAN SOO is a cartoonist and creator of the popular children's comic character Jellaby. He was selected for TD Canada's Children's Book Week tour in 2016. H...
Title:The Fake-Chicken Kung Fu Fighting Blues
Product dimensions:152 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:152 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.5 in
Published:February 1, 2018
Publisher:James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Appropriate for ages:6 - 8
ISBN - 13:9781459412729

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