Holiday House Dragon Noodle Party
Holiday House Dragon Noodle Party

Dragon Noodle Party

By Ying Chang Compestine


Publication Date: December 6, 2022

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Ages 4 to 7, Grades P to 2

Join the animals of the zodiac as they make noodles for a party in this festive book from an award-winning author and food editor.

It’s almost time for the party! One-by-one all the animals of the zodiac go up the hill, each one carrying an ingredient. Horse trots up the hill with a big wok. Goat strolls up the hill with wild onions.


Except for snake, that is. It’s his birthday! All of his friends have prepared long noodles to celebrate his long and happy life. Simple text is paired with delightful, friendly art in this joyous look at the Chinese tradition of preparing long noodles to celebrate birthdays, the New Year, and other festive occasions.


A kid-friendly recipe for how to make Dragon Beard Noodles, a dish popular in Northern China, is included as well as a note on the Chinese Zodiac.

About the Author

Ying Chang Compestine is an award-winning author and former food editor for Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine. She grew up in Wuhan, China during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Ying graduated from Central China Normal University with a degree in English, then earned her Master's in Sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has taught writing and sociology in both the U.S. and China. Her many beloved books for young people include Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party, which has received over 30 national awards, and A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. She lives in California.

Author Residence: California

Paula Pang is an illustrator based in Singapore. She has illustrated for such clients as Cricketmedia, Yoyo Books, Thermos, and more. Her work was selected for "Never Too Old: Picturebook Rediscovered," an exhibit at the National Design Centre in Singapore.

Illustrator Residence:Singapore

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Holiday House

Publication Date: December 6, 2022

ISBN: 9780823449507

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