THE HAVE A GOOD DAY CAFE by Frances Park

THE HAVE A GOOD DAY CAFE

Age Range: 6 - 9

KIRKUS REVIEW

An immigrant family adapts to life in America in this engaging look at their experience. The story stars a young boy named Mike and his grandmother, who has recently come from Korea to live with her son’s family. She is always thinking about life back home, Mike observes, as they pass the time at his parent’s food cart in the city. Potter’s delicate illustrations, which appear to be in pastel, reflect the hazy light of summer, and the family’s dismay as they contemplate closure: Competitors have crowded their corner. However, before long, Mike and his grandmother hatch a plan that not only reinvents the business, but also helps her to connect with the past while forging a new identity in America. A sensitive and inspiring portrait of a family’s triumph in the face of adversity. (Picture book. 6-9)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 1-58430-171-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Lee & Low
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2005




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