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Grandfather Counts

By Andrea Cheng

Gong Gong (Grandfather) is coming from China to live with Helen's family. Helen is excited, but anxious. How will she and her siblings, who only know English, communicate with Gong Gong, who speaks only Chinese?

At first Gong Gong keeps to himself, reading the Chinese newspapers he brought with him. Then one day, as Helen sits outside watching for the train that runs behind her house, Gong Gong joins her. He starts counting the train cars in Chinese, and then teaches Helen the words. Helen reciprocates by teaching Gong Gong to count in English. Soon Helen and Gong Gong are teaching each other more words, and a special bond between them begins to develop and grow.

A moving intergenerational story, Grandfather Counts highlights the universality of the love shared between grandparent and grandchild, a love that helps them cross the boundaries of language and culture.

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Publish Date

2000

ISBN

1584300108


Format: Book
Author: Cheng, Andrea
Summary: When her maternal grandfather comes from China, Helen, who is biracial, develops a special bond with him despite their age and language differences.
Title: Grandfather counts / by Andrea Cheng ; illustrations by Ange Zhang.
Publisher Date: New York : Lee & Low Books, 2000.
Subject: Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction Racially mixed people -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Language and languages -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Communication -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Chinese Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Isbn: 1584300108 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 8
System Items Total: 8
Call Number: P Cheng
Oclc: 44128375
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Bib Id: 160154

Format: Book
Author: Cheng, Andrea
Summary: When her maternal grandfather comes from China, Helen, who is biracial, develops a special bond with him despite their age and language differences.
Title: Grandfather counts / by Andrea Cheng ; illustrations by Ange Zhang.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Lee & Low Books, 2000.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Subjects: Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Racially mixed people -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Language and languages -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Communication -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Chinese Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Other Author: Zhang, Ange ill.
LCCN: 00035413
ISBN: 1584300108 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: P Cheng