by Andrea Cheng, illustrated by Michelle Chang - £7.99 Lee & Low Books Inc (2013)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781600608896 | ISBN 10: 1600608892
Nancy is helping Ni Ni (Grandma) in the kitchen when a letter arrives from China. Ni Ni grows sad when she reads that her childhood home is being torn down, along with the chrysanthemum-filled garden and fish pond she has always loved.
After Nancy wins two goldfish at the summer fair, she comes up with an idea to keep Ni Ni's memories of the garden alive. Nancy gets to work the very next morning, and as the surprise takes shape, the familiar beauty of home brings the entire family together.
Goldfish and Chrysanthemums shows us all how one young girl can make a difference in the lives of the people she loves. This tender story is a testament to the special bonds that tie us together within families and across generations.
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In booklists: Grandparents: Books for Children, Black and Asian Characters: Children's Picture Story Books, Fiction - Picture Story Books, China - Books for Children, In categories: Childrens & Teenage Books, Black, Asian & Other Diasporas, Fiction, World - Asia,