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Intrigue in the House of Wong

(2010)
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This is the story of a family owned Chinese restaurant, which moves from Chinatown New York to the posh East Side. Wendy Wong befriends the neighbors and helps integrate her family into the community. She and her boyfriend are kidnapped. They escape and rescue the Israel Ambassador to the United Nations.
The target audience comprises youngsters from 6th through the 12th grades. Also anyone interested in the experience of the Chinese-American youngsters who straddle two cultures.
This book is unique, because it is a mystery that plays up the conflicts of Wendy's individual initiative against the elaborate system of Chinese family ties and values. The younger brother, Winston, and the grandparents provide comic relief. Sounds and silence, colorful teen languages, rhythm of Chinese names, the ethnic accents of New York, and rumbles of a busy city are the underlying threads of music in this action packed story.
The book includes a section on Reading Group Guide.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

June 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Intrigue in the House of Wong
Author(s): Ms Amy S Kwei
ISBN: 0-9815499-0-X / 978-0-9815499-0-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: TATS Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

January 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Intrigue in the House of Wong
Author(s): Amy S Kwei
Publisher: Tats Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU