Noodle Pie

Noodle Pie Book Cover Spunky eleven-year-old Andy Nguyen, who grew up in Australia, is visiting family in Vietnam with his father, a refugee who escaped from Vietnam during the war.  Insane traffic, vendors cooking on the sidewalk, street kids selling postcards to tourists, and an unfamiliar family that he has never met all contribute to Andy’s culture shock.  His attitude changes as he learns more about his family and the cultural and economic differences between Vietnam and Australia.  This fascinating coming-of-age story provides details about Vietnamese history and contemporary issues.  Easy Vietnamese recipes and a note about street kids in Vietnam are also included. mjw
Title: Noodle Pie
Author: Ruth Starke
: Kane Miller, a division of EDC Publishing
: 2010
Original language
: English
Original publisher
: Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia
Original copyright
: 2008
: 978-1-935279-25-9
Hardcover pages
: 189
Age range
: 9 up
: Fiction
Book setting
: Vietnam
Author’s ethnicity
: Australian
Author’s residence
: Australia
: 2010 National Festival Awards Shortlist, 2009 Book of the Year Award, Speech Pathology Australia
: Asia, Australia, Immigration, Family, Oceania, Southeastern Asia, Vietnam

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