Ying Chang Compestine
Ying is the author of five Immedium books:
- Boy Dumplings
- The Story of Chopsticks
- The Story of Noodles
- The Story of Kites
- The Story of Paper
She is the author of 20 books including fiction, picture books, and five cookbooks. She is an authority on Asian culture and cuisine, award-winning author, and former food editor for Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine.
She is the host of the popular TV cooking show New Ideas for Delicious Meals on Phoenix TV, and the spokeswoman for Nestle Maggi. Ying was also the spokesperson for Celestial Seasoning.
Ying has been featured on television programs and newspapers including The New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Huffington Post. She was named one of the "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading" by the Author's Show. Ying has contributed to Cooking Light, EatingWell, Self, Men's Health, Christian Science Monitor.
Her highly acclaimed novel about her life growing up in China during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party, has received more than 30 awards. It was also selected for the One Book/One County reading program in Santa Clara, California.
See more at her website www.yingc.com.
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"Capped with a promising recipe for Boy-Free Dumplings at the end, this crowd-pleaser will make a delicious storytime..."
- American Library Association Booklist
"[A] modern pourquoi tale... [The Story of Chopsticks is]rooted in Chinese culture and offers American readers an authentic glimpse of its traditions."
- School Library Journal
"Compestine's almost tongue-in-cheek tale [The Story of Noodles] is a nearly unbeatable combination of slapstick humor, fast pace, and food."
- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Traditional papercuts with strong black lines and vividly colored insets are perfectly suited to the kite images...With its folkloric tone, this provides a sense of fun to a China unit or stands on its own as a story about creativity."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Cut-paper illustrations are a fitting accompaniment to this amusing account of the discovery of papermaking. With bold black outlines and vivid coloration against a white, marbled background, the artwork captures the action as the boys exercise their ingenuity."
- School Library Journal