Annotations for Runaway Wok : A Chinese New Year Tale


Baker & Taylor
On Chinese New Year's Eve, a poor man who works for the richest businessman in Beijing sends his son to market to trade their last few eggs for a bag of rice, but instead he brings home an empty--but magic--wok that changes their fortunes forever.

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Baker & Taylor
On Chinese New Year's Eve, a poor man who works for the richest businessman in Beijing sends his son to market to trade their last few eggs for a bag of rice, but instead he brings home an empty--but magic--wok that changes their fortunes forever. Includes information about Chinese New Year and a recipe for fried rice.

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Baker & Taylor
When a young boy from a poor Chinese family brings home a mysterious old wok instead of the food his parents instructed him to buy, the wok surprises the hungry family by rolling out of the house and returning full of delicious food given to them by a rich neighbor.

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Penguin Putnam
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.



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