When winter comes around, Beijing's streets and alleys are full of candied hawberry sellers peddling this traditional treat. The sweet aroma of sugar syrup fills the streets as kids enjoy their bright red candied hawberries. Today, a kind old peddler pushes his cart on his normal route through Cat's Eye Hutong, but hasn't seen any customer. Who will come to buy candied hawWhen winter comes around, Beijing's streets and alleys are full of candied hawberry sellers peddling this traditional treat. The sweet aroma of sugar syrup fills the streets as kids enjoy their bright red candied hawberries. Today, a kind old peddler pushes his cart on his normal route through Cat's Eye Hutong, but hasn't seen any customer. Who will come to buy candied hawberries on such a freezing day?...
|Title||:||Who Wants Candied Hawberries?|
|Number of Pages||:||589 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Who Wants Candied Hawberries? Reviews
I love this book! I selected it for the new children's book imprint Candied Plums to be translated and brought to the U.S. from China. It's almost ready for everyone to enjoy it in the whole U.S. of A.! Can't wait to hear from others what you think!
The title and cover picture catch me at the first glance. Candied hawberries, a very traditional and popular snack in China. An old candied hawberry peddler usually sets down some food for stray cats, and on a very cool snowy day, when the old man is worrying about no one to buy his candied hawberries, the stray cats changes into many kids to buy and help him. He gets reward for his kindness.Besides, some very traditional words and pictures, such as bingtang-hulu, maoyanr-hutong, could also let kids better understand the traditional Chinese culture. A very good book.
The story is set on a chilly winter day in Beijing's hutong. An old peddler pushes his cart through Cat's Eye Lane, trying to sell Candied hawberries, a traditional and popular Chinese treat. He then sets down a container of table scraps to feed the stray cats in the hutong. It's just too cold and no one is coming to buy candied hawberries. The old man is miserable as he really needs to sell some, so that he can get medicine his wife badly needs. A girl in cotton padded coat and white winter mask appears and buys one stick of candied hawberries. If only a few more kids like her would show up, the old man would get enough money to fill the prescription. Not long after, a group of children shows up all around him. Each of them has three coins in hand and leaves with a stick of candied hawberries. But as they turn away, the old man sees sticking out from the bottom of their coats, tails of cats. The little girl and the group of children who come to buy candied hawberries turn out to be the stray cats the old man has been taking care of. It's really a heartwarming story with a bit of mystery. I'm so happy to see that the old man's kindness gets repaid in this magical and gentle tale. Strongly recommended.