The Story of Chopsticks
Amazing Chinese Inventions
Ying Chang Compestine
Learn how the three fun-loving Kang brothers created chopsticks, one of China’s most famous inventions! This colorfully redesigned edition features a new bilingual Chinese translation.
The three playful and creative Kang brothers (Ting, Pan, and Kùai) discovered four of China's most famous discoveries in the series Amazing Chinese Inventions. In this adventure, the youngest boy Kùai never gets enough to eat. One day Kùai comes up with a plan: he is inspired to use sticks to grab food quickly while it's too hot for Ting and Pan. What will his family think?
When the Kang family attends a wedding banquet, Kai brings his chopsticks... to everyone's great surprise! When the whole village finds out, then what will the Emperor think? The story features an author’s note on the history of chopsticks and a delicious dessert recipe, ideal for eating with chopsticks.
This fanciful blend of fact and imagination brings Asian culture alive for young readers. Children will enjoy the bright and bold artwork, created in the traditional Chinese style of hand cut, colored paper. Parents will enjoy the ingenuity of the main characters who teach adults a thing or two about inventiveness.
Teachers and librarians like the storybook’s historical references and how it features a bilingual translation in simplified Chinese - ideal for language classes, programs, and schools.
“Like the hues in a stained glass window, [the illustrations] look brilliant...this well-designed book will please children in the primary grades."
- ALA Booklist