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The Resource A banquet for hungry ghosts : a collection of deliciously frightening tales, Ying Chang Compestine ; illustrated by Coleman Polhemus

A banquet for hungry ghosts : a collection of deliciously frightening tales, Ying Chang Compestine ; illustrated by Coleman Polhemus

Label
A banquet for hungry ghosts : a collection of deliciously frightening tales
Title
A banquet for hungry ghosts
Title remainder
a collection of deliciously frightening tales
Statement of responsibility
Ying Chang Compestine ; illustrated by Coleman Polhemus
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
According to Chinese tradition, those who die hungry or unjustly come back to haunt the living. Some are appeased with food, but not all ghosts are successfully mollified. In this chilling collection of stories, Ying Chang Compestine takes readers on an exhilarating journey through time and across different parts of China. Hungry ghosts have prevailed--from the building of the Great Wall in 200 B.C.E. to the modern day of iPods--and continue to torment those who wronged them. At once a window into the history and culture of China and an ode to Chinese cuisine, this assortment of frightening tales--complete with historical notes and savory recipes--will both scare and satiate
Cataloging source
UOK
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Compestine, Ying Chang
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Polhemus, Coleman
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  • Ghost stories, American
  • China
  • Ghosts
  • Cooking, Chinese
  • Family life
  • China
  • Short stories
  • Ghost stories, American
  • China
Target audience
adolescent
Label
A banquet for hungry ghosts : a collection of deliciously frightening tales, Ying Chang Compestine ; illustrated by Coleman Polhemus
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Presents an eight-course banquet of ghost stories centering around Chinese cooking and culture. Each story is followed by a recipe and historical notes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Appetizers. Steamed dumplings ; Tea eggs -- Main courses. Beef stew ; Warm tofu with chili-garlic sauce ; Long-life noodles ; Egg stir-fried rice -- Dessert. Jasmine almond cookies ; Eight-treasure rice pudding
Control code
ocn957521279
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780997218701
Lccn
2008050273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957521279
Label
A banquet for hungry ghosts : a collection of deliciously frightening tales, Ying Chang Compestine ; illustrated by Coleman Polhemus
Publication
Note
Presents an eight-course banquet of ghost stories centering around Chinese cooking and culture. Each story is followed by a recipe and historical notes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Appetizers. Steamed dumplings ; Tea eggs -- Main courses. Beef stew ; Warm tofu with chili-garlic sauce ; Long-life noodles ; Egg stir-fried rice -- Dessert. Jasmine almond cookies ; Eight-treasure rice pudding
Control code
ocn957521279
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780997218701
Lccn
2008050273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957521279

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