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Grandfather Counts

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When Helen's grandfather, Gong Gong, comes from China to live with her family, he's shocked to find that none of his grandchildren speak Chinese. How will he communicate with them? At first he keeps to himself. Then one day he joins Helen to watch the trains. He starts counting the train cars in Chinese, and she repeats the words. Then Helen says the numbers in English. They continue to teach each other, and Helen even learns her Chinese name, which means "flower." In this luminously illustrated intergenerational story, the devotion between a young girl and her grandfather helps them overcome barriers of age and language. Grandfather Counts was selected as one of the 50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know by the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC).


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January 2002 : USA Hardback

Title: Grandfather Counts
Author(s): Andrea Cheng
ISBN: 1-58430-010-8 / 978-1-58430-010-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lee and Low Books
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July 2003 : USA Library Binding

Title: Grandfather Counts
Author(s): Andrea Cheng
ISBN: 0-613-65692-X / 978-0-613-65692-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Econo-Clad Books, Div. of American Cos., Inc.
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April 2002 : USA Library Binding

Title: Grandfather Counts
Author(s): Andrea Cheng
ISBN: 0-606-27976-8 / 978-0-606-27976-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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Paperback Editions

March 2003 : USA Paperback

Title: Grandfather Counts (Reading Rainbow Book) (Avenues)
Author(s): Deborah J Short, Josefina Villamil Tinajero, Alfredo Schifini
ISBN: 1-58430-158-9 / 978-1-58430-158-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
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