Dumpling Soup

BY JAMA KIM RATTIGAN, ILLUSTRATED BY LILLIAN HSU-FLANDERS - 1993, 30 pages, paperback and hardback.

From the back cover -
This New Year's Eve, for the first time, Marisa gets to help her grandmother make the traditional dumpling soup for their whole family. As she wraps her dumplings, Marisa worries -- will anyone eat her funny-looking mandoo? Set in the Hawaiian islands, where eating is a way of expressing warmth and affection among family and friends, this story celebrates the joyful mix of food, customs, and languages from many cultures.

"Two classic components, food and love, form the basis of this story of a joyous family celebration.... Rattigan has a gift for the kind of specifics that make a book come alive."
-Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"A thoroughly enjoyable celebration of family warmth and diverse traditions, illustrated with cheery watercolors."
-Horn Book

ORDER -- Item #2280, Price $15.95 HB
ORDER -- Item #2652, Price $5.95 PB

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