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Yang the Third and Her Impossible Family

Yang the Third and Her Impossible Family

1995 Story Books
Ages: 7 - 10 yrs.
Author: Lensey Namioka
Illustrator: Kees de Kiefte
ISBN: 0440412315
Paperback Price: $4.50
Review:
Yingmei, in a hurry to become Americanized, changes her name to Mary and meticulously adapts to her peers. She longs to become best friends with Holly Hanson, a popular blonde classmate. At the same time she is trying to acculturate her family members. Rapidly. The scope of this task becomes apparent when the Yangs are invited to a neighbor's house for Thanksgiving. So is Holly's family. Yingmei's mother compliments Holly's mother with her highest accolades. She assures Mrs. Hanson that she looks quite old and fat. Yingmei still persists in her pursuit of Holly's friendship, creating considerable suspense and drama along the way.
Kemie Nix   ©1995 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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