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The Dinner that Cooked Itself

By Jennifer Hsyu
Illustrated by Kennard Pak

Long ago, in ancient China, there lived an honest and hardworking man by the name of Tuan.

Tuan was lonely and despite the matchmaker’s best efforts he could not find a girl that suited his birth sign or the humble background from which he came. Yet, Tuan continued to work hard at his job and in his own little vegetable field. One evening, Tuan discovered the biggest snail he had ever seen and taking pity on the creature returned home with it. The following night when Tuan came home he was surprised to find the most splendid meal laid out on his table, but the cook was nowhere to be seen! Night after night his dinner was made, each supper bigger and tastier than the last. Desperate to uncover the mystery, Tuan devised a plan to reveal the source of these magical dinners . . .

About the author

Jennifer C Hysu was born in Taipei, Taiwan and raised in Los Angeles with a love of reading and writing for as long as she can remember. She graduated first from UCLA with a degree in Communications and went on to work in the animation, VFX and video games industries. After attending the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ workshop, she began to write short stories and novels, but The Dinner that Cooked Itself, for Flying Eye Books, is her first picture book.

ISBN: 9781909263413
Imprint: Flying Eye Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2014
Dimensions: 210 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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