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The Key Collection

By Andrea Cheng

An intergenerational and cross-cultural story of love and friendship.

The lines around Ni Ni’s eyes were deeper than before. Her hair was thin and grey. I wanted to tell her that she didn’t have to move. She didn’t have to move at all. Nobody would make her. We could explain to Auntie Helen that she was not ready. Not yet. Not for a long while.

Xiao Jimmy’s Grandma Ni Ni is his favorite person in all the world. Ni Ni cooks delicious jiao zi, teaches Jimmy Chinese characters, and always has wonderful stories and fascinating objects—like the key collection—to share with him. So when Jimmy learns that Ni Ni must move far away to California, he feels he’s losing his best friend. In time, however, Jimmy discovers there are ways to bridge distance, and to make new friends in the process.

This warm and reassuring novel explores a special relationship that crosses cultures and generations, and holds strong when tested.

Format

Book

Availability

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Publish Date

2003

ISBN

0805071539


Format: Book
Author: Cheng, Andrea
Summary: A ten-year-old boy in the Midwest misses his Chinese grandmother, who always lived next door until her health caused her to move.
Title: The key collection / Andrea Cheng ; illustrated by Yangsook Choi.
Publisher Date: New York : H. Holt, 2003.
Subject: Chinese Americans -- Juvenile fiction Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction Old age -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 0805071539 (hc : alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: C Cheng
Oclc: 50006582
Upc:
Bib Id: 197823

Format: Book
Author: Cheng, Andrea
Summary: A ten-year-old boy in the Midwest misses his Chinese grandmother, who always lived next door until her health caused her to move.
Title: The key collection / Andrea Cheng ; illustrated by Yangsook Choi.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : H. Holt, 2003.
Description: 117 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subjects: Chinese Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Old age -- Juvenile fiction.
Other Author: Choi, Yangsook ill.
LCCN: 2002068921
ISBN: 0805071539 (hc : alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: C Cheng