Set long ago in a Chinese village by the sea, this picture book ends with a new beginning for three people who never expected to be friends--an orphaned girl cast out by her siblings, a slave escaping from a mighty emperor's ship, and an old woman known for the bitter melon and shrimp dumplings she brings to market each day. As their paths cross, their lives change for the better. Full-color illustrations.

Bitter Dumplings 2002, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374399665