The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale by Ying Chang CompestineThe Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale by Ying Chang Compestine

The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale

byYing Chang CompestineIllustratorSebastia Serra

Hardcover | January 6, 2011

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When a boy goes to the market to buy food and comes home with an old wok instead, his parents wonder what they'll eat for dinner. But then the wok rolls out of the poor family's house with a skippity-hoppity-ho! and returns from the rich man's home with a feast in tow!

With spirited text and lively illustrations, this story reminds readers about the importance of generosity.
Ying Chang Compestine grew up in China. She is the author of cookbooks for adults and children’s books that introduce Chinese culture and food, including The Real Story of Stone Soup. She lives with her family in California.Sebastià Serra lives in Barcelona, Spain.This is his first American picture book.
Title:The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year TaleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.31 × 9.25 × 0.38 inPublished:January 6, 2011Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0525420681

ISBN - 13:9780525420682

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book, fun read! Very hard to find childrens' books about chinese culture that is fun, creative and engaging. Wish this was also in a board book for durability for my three year old! My munchkins love to read this every CNY :)
Date published: 2015-01-07