My Chinatown by Kam Mak
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My Chinatown
By Kam Mak

My Chinatown

One Year in Poems

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Format: Hardback

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My Chinatown by Kam Mak

Book Description

My Chinatown is a critically acclaimed, spectacularly illustrated picture book homage to family, culture, and a childhood spent in one of the most striking places in any city Chinatown. Kam Mak grew up in a place of two cultures, one existing within the other. Using extraordinarily beautiful paintings and moving poems, he shares a year of growing up in this small city within a city.My Chinatown explores a boy's first year in the United States after emigrating from China as he grows to love his new home in Chinatown through food, games, and the people surrounding him. Through Kam Mak's spare verse and richly detailed artwork, the streets of Chinatown come vividly alive.Chinatown a place of dragons and dreams; fireflies and memoriesChinatown full of wonder and magic; fireworks on New Year's Day and a delicious smell on every cornerChinatown where every day brings something familiar and something wondrously new to a small boyChinatown home?"

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780060291907
ISBN-10: 0060291907
Format: Hardback
(225mm x 287mm x 9mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: HarperCollins Children's Books
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Kam Mak

My Chinatown by Kam Mak My Chinatown, Paperback / softback (March 2016)

This tribute to family, community, and childhood features the familiar streets of Chinatown, its people, its storefronts, its smells, and its sounds. With stunning, realistic illustrations and simple, vivid poetry, readers enter a wonderful place where two cultures meet and live side by side. Full-color illustrations.

Dragon Prince by Kam Mak Dragon Prince, Hardback (February 1999)

For use in schools and libraries only. A poor farmer's youngest daughter agrees to marry a fierce dragon in order to save her father's life.

Year of the Panda by Kam Mak Year of the Panda, Hardback (October 1992)

Set in rural China, this stirring tale involves middle-grade readers in a boy's quest to save an orphaned panda. Miriam Schlein, recipient of six NSTA/CBS Outstanding Science Book for Children citations, captures the timely, complex issue of people and animals sharing the same world.

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