Gai See What You Can See in Chinatown
Gai See
What You Can See in Chinatown
By Roseanne Thong
Illustrator Choi Yangsook
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: July 1, 2007
  • Price: $16.95
  • Trim Size: 8 12 x 10 12
  • ISBN: 0-8109-9337-6
  • EAN: 9780810993372
  • Page Count: 40
  • Format: Hardcover

Take a charming tour of Chinatown!

What in the world
could you possibly see
at an old
gai see,
just you and me
on a warm and easy,
slightly breezy
springtime Saturday morning?

In Cantonese, gai see means “street market,” the lively place where vendors sell all their goods from open-air stalls, pushcarts, and stores. Join a curious little boy as he shops at the market with his family in every season and discovers many special treasures. From noodles in the spring to dragon fruit in the summer, from chocolate coins in the fall to firecrackers for Chinese New Year in the winter, you never know what you might find during a magical stroll through Chinatown.

F&P level: O

About the author

Roseanne Thong is the award-winning author of books about the Asian experience. Two of them have earned a Wisconsin-Madison Cooperative Children’s Book Center Best of the Year Award. She divides her time between Hong Kong and Southern California, where she always shops in Chinese markets.

Yangsook Choi is a highly acclaimed illustrator whose books have been nominated for the California Young Reader medal, acclaimed as Best of the Best by the Chicago Public Library, named as IRA Teachers’ Choice books, and been selected by PBS’s Reading Rainbow and the Junior Library Guild. She lives in New York City, where she loves to visit Chinatown.