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The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale ❮Reading❯ ➶ The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale Author Ying Chang Compestine – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk When a boy goes to the market to buy food and comes home with an old wok instead, his parents wonder what they ll eat for dinner But then the wok rolls out of the poor family s house with a skippity h Wok: A eBook ↠ When a boy goes to the market to buy food and comes home with an old wok instead, his parents wonder what they ll eat for dinner But then the wok rolls out of the poor family s house with a skippity hoppity hoand returns from the rich man s home with a feast in tow With spirited text and lively illustrations, this story reminds readers about the importance of generosity.

    Kindle Welcome to the Kindle ereader store house with a skippity hoppity hoand returns from the rich man s home with a feast in tow With spirited text and lively illustrations, this story reminds readers about the importance of generosity."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale
  • Ying Chang Compestine
  • English
  • 05 February 2019
  • 0525420681

About the Author: Ying Chang Compestine

Wok: A eBook ↠ Ying Chang Compestine was born and raised in China The spokesperson for Nestle Maggi Taste of Asia products and a national authority on Chinese cuisine and culture, she is the author of three cookbooks for adults, eight picture books for children, and one young adult novel She lives in California with her family.



10 thoughts on “The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale

  1. Calista Calista says:

    This book was on hold at the library and I just got it a few weeks after Chinese New Year I loved this story based on the Dutch folk tale The Talking Pot Ming and his family are one of the poor people Like Jack, Ming trades a bowl of eggs for a rusted looking wok that he hears singing It turns out to be a good trade The story has a lot of do with poverty and wealth and not sharing our riches The wok evens the playing field The wok is good luck for one family and bad luck for another This This book was on hold at the library and I just got it a few weeks after Chinese New Year I loved this story based on the Dutch folk tale The Talking Pot Ming and his family are one of the poor people Like Jack, Ming trades a bowl of eggs for a rusted looking wok that he hears singing It turns out to be a good trade The story has a lot of do with poverty and wealth and not sharing our riches The wok evens the playing field The wok is good luck for one family and bad luck for another This all centers around the New Year and their feast Ming and his family share with the village while the Li s who had the wealth did not I love the art in this book It is lovely and festive It paints another culture with dignity and fun The kids had fun with this book too When the wok put the miserly family into it and skips off they laughed and laughed I really enjoyed this book immensely I m glad I did get to read it this year

  2. Jan Jan says:

    Ming s family is poor, even though Poppa works for the richest man in Beijing When Ming s mother sends him to trade for food, he comes home with a battered old magic wok Soon after Mama washes the wok, it rolls down the street to the rich man s kitchen, where it loads up on every bit of food they have, and skips back to Ming s house Ming s family unloads all the food, and the wok rolls away again, back to the rich man s house This time it loads up all the toys In the wok s third trip, it ta Ming s family is poor, even though Poppa works for the richest man in Beijing When Ming s mother sends him to trade for food, he comes home with a battered old magic wok Soon after Mama washes the wok, it rolls down the street to the rich man s kitchen, where it loads up on every bit of food they have, and skips back to Ming s house Ming s family unloads all the food, and the wok rolls away again, back to the rich man s house This time it loads up all the toys In the wok s third trip, it takes every one of the rich man s gold coins.An everyday container that magically fills is a common folktale theme But all the other tales of that type I ve read use magic to create the vessel s contents, not theft This story, although clever, is based on the concept that the forced removal of someone s wealth is a good thing.This picture book is illustrated with bright, cheerful colors and lively action

  3. Abigail Abigail says:

    When Ming s parents send him to the market, to trade their last eggs for some rice, he returns home with a rusty old wok instead a seeming disaster with a surprise outcome For the wok isn t just any old piece of cooking ware, but a magical object, and after being washed and shined, sets out to provide all the food, toys and games, and money that Ming s family, and all their poor neighbors in Beijing, needUnlike some of the other reviewers who rated this poorly, I was not offended by the t When Ming s parents send him to the market, to trade their last eggs for some rice, he returns home with a rusty old wok instead a seeming disaster with a surprise outcome For the wok isn t just any old piece of cooking ware, but a magical object, and after being washed and shined, sets out to provide all the food, toys and games, and money that Ming s family, and all their poor neighbors in Beijing, needUnlike some of the other reviewers who rated this poorly, I was not offended by the take from the rich and give to the poor theme here, as it is a common one in many folk traditions although a story for the Chinese New Year, The Runaway Wok is based on a Danish folktale, The Talking Pot and does not rely on thievery as has been claimed to redistribute wealth, so much as fate Ming and his family, after all, aren t the ones taking from the greedy man and his family, the wok a magical object, uncontrolled by any human being, whose actions are meant to be impartial is, dealing out both reward and punishment Whether one thinks this punishment is too harsh or not, to describe what happens here as theft is to miss the point, incorrectly painting this as a Robin Hood story, when it isa tale of cosmic justice.All that said, I still found myself mostly unmoved by this second Chinese New Year s story from Ying Chang Compestine, probably because I was comparing it to her first, The Runaway Rice Cake In that story, an impoverished human family is rewarded for their generosity their willingness to sacrifice their own comfort, to aid another in greater need and the spirit of community that this engendered Here, it just seems to be dumb luck, and while that sort of story has its place, the good fortune at the end didn t feel as satisfying, as a result Still, tastes vary, and young readers looking for stories for Chinese New Year might still want to take a look at this one

  4. Nicole G. Nicole G. says:

    1 Culture or group portrayed Asian Chinese, set in Beijing.2 Book information Compestine, Y 2011 The Runaway Wok a Chinese New Year Tale New York Dutton Children s Books.3 Summary It s Chinese New Year, and the Zhang family wants to celebrate with their friends, but they are short on money They send their son, Ming, to market with the last of the eggs so that he can buy some rice At the market, however, Ming is distracted by an old man with a broken down wok, which speaks to him 1 Culture or group portrayed Asian Chinese, set in Beijing.2 Book information Compestine, Y 2011 The Runaway Wok a Chinese New Year Tale New York Dutton Children s Books.3 Summary It s Chinese New Year, and the Zhang family wants to celebrate with their friends, but they are short on money They send their son, Ming, to market with the last of the eggs so that he can buy some rice At the market, however, Ming is distracted by an old man with a broken down wok, which speaks to him Ming trades the eggs for the wok and brings it home, to the disappointment of his parents, until the wok speaks to his mother The wok asks to be clean, so Mrs Zhang scrubs it until it shines, and then it runs away The wok travels to a rich man in Beijing, and takes heaping piles of food back to the Zhangs He then travels to the rich man s son, who is purchasing lots of toys and fireworks for New Year, and takes all of this back to Ming Finally, the rich man s gold is also taken by the wok and brought back to the Zhangs, who have a grand feast with their friends and neighbors The wok, meanwhile, goes back to the rich family and ends up spiriting them away, no one knows where 4 Cultural Multicultural evaluation The book portrays a Chinese family in Beijing during the New Year The illustrations are very whimsical and colorful, and evoke the spirit of the time The author, in a note at the back of the book, discussesaspects of the Chinese New Year, such as important foods eaten during this time The story is based on a Dutch folktale about a sharing pot, and while this book has the wok act as a Robin Hood esque figure, taking from the rich man and giving to those who have none, that s still stealing, and I m not sure if that s something we want to be teaching kids is okay There is also a recipe for festival fried rice in the back of the book 5 Conclusion verdict Recommended with reservations Again, not so much the cultural aspects, just the fact that the wok is stealing from others Perhaps it could be used in a classroom as a teaching moment, the differences between sharing and stealing Without some sort of dialogue in tandem, however, I feel that the meaning might be misconstrued

  5. Gina Gina says:

    The storytelling has a fun cadence, and the illustrations are tantalizing, especially of the food I was a little surprised at how blithe the story is about the wok stealing everything from the rich family and then making them disappear It makes all of the people happier, and they don t really know what the wok is doing necessarily, so it s not as strong an endorsement of theft and kidnapping as it could be, but it still may not be the best message.

  6. Illeyana Illeyana says:

    This was a decent story It was a blend of the Grinch, Peter Pan, and Jack and the Beanstalk I enjoyed it.

  7. Alex Baugh Alex Baugh says:

    This starts off like a bit of a Jack and the Beanstalk story, except there s not giant, just a rusty wok with no handles It s almost New Year and Ming is given some eggs to trade for a bag of rice for his family s celebration Even though Ming s father works, the family is poor because Mr Li, the richest man in Beijing, doesn t pay his workers enough On his way to the market, Ming meets a man who sells him a rusty wok after Ming hears it singing Boy, Boy, trade for me I amthan what you This starts off like a bit of a Jack and the Beanstalk story, except there s not giant, just a rusty wok with no handles It s almost New Year and Ming is given some eggs to trade for a bag of rice for his family s celebration Even though Ming s father works, the family is poor because Mr Li, the richest man in Beijing, doesn t pay his workers enough On his way to the market, Ming meets a man who sells him a rusty wok after Ming hears it singing Boy, Boy, trade for me I amthan what you see His parents are understandably upset when they see what Ming has done, but when the wok begins to sing again, then runs away, they arethan pleasantly surprised when it returns Young readers will be pleased and surprised as well, when they see what this wok does We read this every year now, and love the story as much as Sebastia Serra s colorful, lively illustrations

  8. Erin Erin says:

    The Runaway Wok is a book about a magical wok who helps a poor family in Beijing to celebrate the Chinese New Year The poor family wants to bring in the New Year by celebrating with their friends and family, inviting them over for a feast, and sharing their fortunes and toys with them One day, the mother sends her young son to the market to trade the last of their eggs for a bag of rice in order to make fried rice for the celebration On his way, though, a old man with a rusted wok convinces h The Runaway Wok is a book about a magical wok who helps a poor family in Beijing to celebrate the Chinese New Year The poor family wants to bring in the New Year by celebrating with their friends and family, inviting them over for a feast, and sharing their fortunes and toys with them One day, the mother sends her young son to the market to trade the last of their eggs for a bag of rice in order to make fried rice for the celebration On his way, though, a old man with a rusted wok convinces him to make his trade The naive boy makes the trade and heads home, knowing little what magic the wok would bring When the boy returns, the wok sings out that it needs to be polished The family obliges, but then simply continues to prepare for the feast As they busy themselves, the wok hops off to the rich lady s home, taking all of her food preparations back to the poor family It then hops to the rich boy and his father, taking both their toys and gold coins back to the poor family Last but not least, the wok hops back to the rich family s house where they are stunned to see the thieving wok As they chase after the wok, they all tumble into it and the wok carries the greedy family to distant hills In the background, though, the poor family celebrates and shares their treasures with all during the Chinese New Year This book is appropriate for audiences ages 2nd grade through 5th grade I think what will appeal to these children is the introduction of a new idea or word the wok, and also the busy illustrations on a place they ve never been to I would implement this book prior to the Chinese New Year and my student s would do a little bit of research about Beijing We would read articles about the New Year festivities, and if I had a child in my classroom who had celebrated the Chinese New Year, I would have them tell us about their experience I think this book is a definite one to implement if it relates to one of my students home life Not only will the book make them feel comfortable, but it will be a sign of respect to their culture I would also like to implement a lesson about greed and sharing, considering these two topics were heavily related to the book and the wok s magic

  9. Robyn Reece Robyn Reece says:

    Compestine, Ying Chang 2011 The runaway wok a Chinese New Year tale Dutton Children s Books New York, NY Text to Text This was definitely a spin on Jack and the Beanstalk, though I really enjoyed the different twists of how the wok produced results for the family Like Jack s Mom, the mother in this story was disappointed with her son s choice..until the wok brought back food for the Zhang family Reader s could also make comparisons to the Gingerbread Boy and the running away from the Compestine, Ying Chang 2011 The runaway wok a Chinese New Year tale Dutton Children s Books New York, NY Text to Text This was definitely a spin on Jack and the Beanstalk, though I really enjoyed the different twists of how the wok produced results for the family Like Jack s Mom, the mother in this story was disappointed with her son s choice..until the wok brought back food for the Zhang family Reader s could also make comparisons to the Gingerbread Boy and the running away from the little old woman and the little old man The repeated phrase, skippity hoppity ho will help young readers pay attention and engage in the story to find out what s next In comparison of the two, I adore this version Possible applications for library classroom include reading the text to celebrate the Chinese New Year, handing out fortune cookies and doing an in depth whole group research project History lessons and research could also be included with the great Author s Note at the back of the book Venn Diagrams could be used to compare contrast American New Year s Celebrations with those around the world Bloom s Questions Remembering What is the main idea of this story Understanding Does this story remind you of another one that you ve heard Explain what the similarities between this story and Jack and the Beanstalk How is it like the Gingerbread Man Applying Does this story remind you of other ones that you ve heard Explain the similarities between this story and Jack and the Beanstalk How is this story like the Gingerbread Man Analyzing Make an outline of the main events, putting them in order from beginning to end What was your favorite part of the story Evaluation Do you think it was right of the wok to take food toys money from the Li family Give your reasons to support your answer Creating Rewrite this story, using the setting of another country.Gather details that relate to the country and its celebration Instead of Chinese New Year, research another holiday and write a similar story based on that culture Book Review August September 2011 Library Media Connection Retrieved from

  10. Carson Anderson Carson Anderson says:

    This is an incredible book centered around Chinese cultures and traditions I learned a lot about the Chinese New Year and its customs myself, from this book It starts off with the poor Zhang family who is trying to scrounge up some rice to share with their neighbors for the Chinese New Year They send their son to the market to sell eggs for some rice The illustrations are incredible showcasing a Chinese market and traditional decorations The boy ends up buying a rusty wok from an old man in This is an incredible book centered around Chinese cultures and traditions I learned a lot about the Chinese New Year and its customs myself, from this book It starts off with the poor Zhang family who is trying to scrounge up some rice to share with their neighbors for the Chinese New Year They send their son to the market to sell eggs for some rice The illustrations are incredible showcasing a Chinese market and traditional decorations The boy ends up buying a rusty wok from an old man instead of rice and he comes back to very unhappy parents The wok tells the mother to clean him until he is shiny Once she does so, he hops off to the richest family in Beijing s house The wok ends up fooling the wife and servants to put all their food for the feast into him and he takes all the traditional food back to the poor family He does this to the rich son with his toys and the rich husband with his gold coins too Then the poor family is able to share all the food, toys, and riches with their community and have a great Chinese New Year Meanwhile the rich family tries to get payback with the wok and it ends up taking them away, never to be seen again This book could be used in elementary school even up until early middle school as a read aloud I do Christmas around the world with my students during the holidays This would be a great addition and show how the Chinese celebrate around the holidays a bit differently with the Chinese New Year In the back of the book it explains the Chinese New Year This is a great way to teach global awareness in your classroom You could also use this book in comparing and contrasting texts because the author wrote this book based off a Danish folktaleThe Talking PotYou could compare how the folktales are alike and different This is a WOW book for me because I think the story is fun and invites the reader to becomeculturally aware at the same time The illustrations are really well done and I think give a glimpse into a culture and lifestyle much different than the one we live here in America It also teaches about greed in a good way which I think is an important lesson for children to learn

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