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Many amazing inventions came from China.
How were noodles made?
The three Kang brothers were suppposed to help
their mom make her famous dumplings, but instead...
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The Story of Noodles
Amazing Chinese Inventions

By Ying Chang Compestine
Illustrated by YongSheng Xuan

$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-121-0, 8.75 wide x 11.25 tall

"Xuan's softly colored, cut-paper figures smile and stand in informal positions, reflecting the infectiously humorous tone. What will the young Kangs dream up next?"
-ALA Booklist

Enjoy the second adventure in this colorful series of how the Kang brothers discovered some of China's most amazing inventions!

This revised edition includes a new bilingual translation in simplified Chinese.

The Kang boys love having food fights. One day they have to help their mother make her famous dumplings. It's time for the annual cooking contest, and Mama Kang is expected to win. But it doesn't take the boys long before they begin playing with the dough, and soon... oh no!

Now there's no time to prepare the dumplings. The only thing the Kangs can bring to the contest are "mian tiao," or flour strips.

Will the boys' new dish wow the judges? Or will the Kang boys find themselves in hot water?

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More praise

Firefighter "Compestine's almost tongue-in-cheek tale is a nearly unbeatable combination of slapstick humor, fast pace, and food."
-The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

"This tale of the origin of noodles in China will be a welcome addition to multicultural units."
-School Library Journal

"Back from The Story of Chopsticks, the Kang brothers are in for another culinary misadventure..."
-Publishers Weekly

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"For children, we recommend [The Story of Chopsticks and Noodles]... They are illustrated by the talented Yong Sheng Xuan, and are books to delight kids and those who read to them."
-Flavor and Fortune

""The three boys have three different ways of eating noodles, something that I think is great because I'm always saying that there's rarely only one way to do anything."
- Kate's Bookery

"What attracted me first was the illustrations: they have a stark, stained-glass-style feel, with bright colors and dark lines, making it hard to believe that it was all cut-paper collage work...All in all, a delightful, entertaining, and fairly instructive set of books with beautiful illustrations." - Saffron Tree

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Leveled Reading

Lexile Level: 540L
Lexile Code: AD "adult directed"
Fountas & Pinnel (F&P GRL): M
GLE (Grade Level): 2
Interest Level: K-5
Reading Recovery Level (RRL): 20