The Resource Pie in the sky, Remy Lai

Pie in the sky, Remy Lai

Label
Pie in the sky
Title
Pie in the sky
Statement of responsibility
Remy Lai
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Knowing very little English, eleven-year-old Jingwen feels like an alien when his family immigrates to Australia, but copes with loneliness and the loss of his father by baking elaborate cakes
  • When Jingwen moves to a new country, he feels like he's landed on Mars. School is torture, making friends is impossible since he doesn't speak English, and he's often stuck looking after his (extremely annoying) little brother, Yanghao. To distract himself from the loneliness, Jingwen daydreams about making all the cakes on the menu of Pie in the Sky, the bakery his father had planned to open before he unexpectedly passed away. The only problem is, his mother has laid down one major rule: she's at work. As Jingwen and Yanghao bake elaborate cakes, they'll have to serve elaborate excuses to Mama in order to keep the cake making a secret. In her moving, laugh-out-loud debut illustrated novel, Remy Lai brings to life the story of a young immigrant who feels lost but, through brotherhood, friendship, and lots of baking hijinks, finds his way home. --
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Award
ALA Notable Children's Books, 2020.
Assigning source
From dust jacket
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10779669
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lai, Remy
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 720L
  • Sentence length: 3 (medium)
  • Word frequency: 1 (very easy)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
  • PZ7.1.L228
  • PR9619.4.L344
LC item number
  • Pie 2019
  • P54 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
Reading level
4.5
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Language and languages
  • Schools
  • Belonging (Social psychology)
  • Cake
  • Baking
  • Single-parent families
  • Australia
  • Immigrants
  • Language and languages
  • Schools
  • Belonging (Social psychology)
  • Cake
  • Baking
  • Single-parent families
  • Australia
  • Baking
  • Belonging (Social psychology)
  • Cake
  • Immigrants
  • Language and languages
  • Schools
  • Single-parent families
  • Australia
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Pie in the sky, Remy Lai
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1045187484
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9781250314093
Lccn
2018050006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1045187484
Label
Pie in the sky, Remy Lai
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1045187484
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9781250314093
Lccn
2018050006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1045187484

Library Locations

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