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How My Parents Learned to Eat (Sandpiper Houghton Mifflin books) (Paperb...
    By Ina R. Friedman
Ages 4-8 6/23/2009
Friedman said: • ALA Notable Book for Children • Christopher Award • Horn Book Fanfare Selection • National Council for Social Studies/Children's Book Council • Reading Rainbow Review Book "…one of the great romances--32 pages of kid story so nuanced and suspenseful that they might remind adults of Jane Austen novels, 'The Gift of the Magi,' and Ann Patchett's 'Bel Canto'."

The Asian Reporter, V17, #13 (March 27, 2007): "…the author does a wonderful job of making Aiko’s difficulty with mashed potatoes and peas as believable as John’s with sukiyaki… Allen Say’s watercolor illustrations are, as usual, just right...John’s marriage proposal is one of a kind, as is Aiko’s acceptance. Read 'How My Parents Learned to Eat' and then eat sukiyaki with chopsticks or roast beef, mashed potatoes, and peas with a knife and fork, whichever seems like more of an adventure." • over half a million copies sold

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