The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale

The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale

Title: The Runaway Wok
Author: Ying Chang Compestine
Illustrator: Sebastia Serra
Publisher: E P Dutton & Co Inc (2011)
ISBN: 9780525420682
 
A long time ago in China a poor man, Ming Zhang worked for the richest man in Beijing. He sends his son to the local market to trade their last eggs for a bag of rice. Rather than returning with rice, the son comes home with a wok singing, “I am more than what you see!” The wok hops to the greedy Li family, filling itself with food and gold once stolen from others. The wok leaves, chanting “Skippity-hoppity-ho!/To the poor man’s house I go.” The Ming family share the fortune and food with other needy villagers.

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