Publication Date: 06/06/2019 ISBN: 9781406389616 Category:

Pie in the Sky

Remy Lai, Remy Lai

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date: 06/06/2019 ISBN: 9781406389616 Category:
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Description

El Deafo meets Inside Out and Back Again in this funny, emotional illustrated middle-grade debut novel about immigrating to Australia, being upstaged by an annoying little brother, baking cakes and overcoming loss.
When Jingwen moves to Australia, he feels like he’s landed on Mars. School is torture, making friends is impossible, since he doesn’t speak English, and he’s stuck looking after his (extremely irritating) little brother, Yanghao. To distract himself from the loneliness, Jingwen daydreams about making all the cakes on the menu of the bakery his father had planned to open before he unexpectedly passed away. The only problem is his mother’s rule: no using the oven while she’s at work. As Jingwen and Yanghao bake more elaborate cakes, they’ll have to cook up more elaborate excuses to keep their baking a secret–and continue the dream their father started.

Publisher Review

A heartfelt treat. * Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * A lovely, heartfelt story. * BookTrust *

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