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The Resource The fake-chicken kung fu fighting blues, Aaron Lam ; illustrated by Kean Soo

The fake-chicken kung fu fighting blues, Aaron Lam ; illustrated by Kean Soo

Label
The fake-chicken kung fu fighting blues
Title
The fake-chicken kung fu fighting blues
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Lam ; illustrated by Kean Soo
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Twelve-year-old video buff Anthony is devastated when his family leaves Toronto's Chinatown for Berksburg, a remote community in northern Ontario. There are no other Asian families around--and everyone in town loves hockey, which Anthony just doesn't get. The move is even harder on his grandmother, Po Po, who doesn't speak English and puts a fake chicken over the front door for luck. Desperate to fit in, Anthony takes to the ice for the first time--and turns out to be a disaster. But he does manage to make some friends after standing up to Buck, the school bully, with an accidental flying boot to the face. After that, Buck asks Anthony to teach him the "kung fu" he used! What Anthony can definitely do is find people with interesting stories, including a 103-year-old indigenous storyteller, a collector of food items that look like famous hockey players, and a man who insists that he was once abducted by a UFO. Video camera in hand, Anthony starts putting together a documentary about his new town. As he discovers the joys of small-town life, his new friends get an introduction to his Chinese culture, and even Po Po begins to feel at home. And when Anthony's movie makes the top ten list for a film competition, the entire town rallies behind him. The Fake-Chicken Kung Fu Fighting Blues shows both sides of a culture clash in your average Canadian town."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TOH
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Lam, Aaron
Dewey number
jC813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
8-12
LC call number
PS8623.A4655
LC item number
F35 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Soo, Kean
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Culture shock
  • Schoolboys
  • Friendship
  • Video recording
  • Documentary films
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The fake-chicken kung fu fighting blues, Aaron Lam ; illustrated by Kean Soo
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
sky294127877
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
149 pages
Isbn
9781459412743
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
je 04/19
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The fake-chicken kung fu fighting blues, Aaron Lam ; illustrated by Kean Soo
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
sky294127877
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
149 pages
Isbn
9781459412743
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
je 04/19
Other physical details
illustrations

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