Listed as one of the Top 3 Books by The Morning Call
"An excellent adventure with many facts about ancient China" —The Morning Call
"Historical photos and Indiana Jones–style adventure enrich this tale of an unusual meeting between the Qin Dynasty and the 20th century." —Kirkus Reviews
"Despite the hardships, both courageous characters work to uphold their respective duties: Shi to protect the tomb and Ming to protect the cultural legacy of China's people. With archival art, recipes, and end notes, this title is sure to be a hit in the classroom." —Booklist
Cooking with Green Tea Avery/Penguin Putnam, 2000 (194 pages, ISBN: 1-58333-065-8)
"…well written, colorful, and filled with delicious and easy-to-follow recipes that are right for every kitchen. They are certainly right for mine, and I wouldn't trade them for anything…not even for all the tea in China." — Chef Martin Yan, Yan Can Cook
"…a complete guide to cooking with this healthy beverage. Vegetarians will find satisfying recipes, and even meat eaters may be interested in the three-day diet and cleansing program." — Taste for Life
Secrets from a Healthy Asian Kitchen Avery/Penguin Putnam, 2002 (307 pages, ISBN: 1-58333-127-1)
"Compestine (Cooking with Green Tea) delivers another health-oriented book specializing in Asian cuisine and culture. Filled with tips, variations, cultural notes and anecdotes the book is well-thought-out, accentuating health and applying it to a popular cuisine." — Publishers Weekly
Secrets of Fat-Free Chinese Cooking Avery/ Penguin Putnam, 1997 (153 pages, ISBN:0895297353)
"Whether you have heart disease, hypertension, or are healthy and want to stay that way, I trust you will agree that this book provides a new chance to eat the Chinese dishes you love without sacrificing great taste. Give it a try and your heart will be happy." — Ronald B. Jenkins, M.D., Director, Boulder Heart Institute Boulder, Colorado
"Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will find plenty of pleasing fare…" – Women's Magazine
Crouching Tiger(Picture Book) Candlewick, September 2011
Shortlisted for the Panda Book Award in China
Winner of The Morning Calm Award in South Korea
The Chinese American Librarians Association Best Book of 2011
CCBC Choices for 2012
"Poignant but not treacly in dealing with an immigrant child's conflicting emotions toward a grandparent from the old country." — New York Times Sunday Book Review
A is for Acrobats. B is for Balls. C is for Calligraphy. D is for Dragon Dance. From firecrackers to noodles, from red envelopes to the zodiac, young readers are introduced to the exciting traditions of the Chinese New Year.
"Warm [and] charming.... The artwork ... is cheerful and bright, rather stylistic, with appealing repetitive details that will draw kids right in.... [It gives] a sense of both community and ordinary life during a special time of year." — Booklist
Boy Dumplings Holiday House, August 2009
Begin with one hungry ghost
Add a plump, delicious looking boy
Mix them with an outrageous recipe!
This crowd-pleaser will make a delicious storytime alternative — Booksense
Children will delight in the ghost's gullibility.... Compestine's haunting tale is an entertaining,not-too-scary offering. — Publisher's Weekly
...a classic trickster tale, developing both characters and premise with humor. — Kirkus Reviews
Exciting storytelling and Chinese culinary traditions create a delicious book for young readers. — San Francisco Chronicle
Selected by the AARP as a Grandparent's Book for Children.
According to Chinese tradition, those who die hungry or unjustly come back to haunt the living. Some are appeased with food. But not all ghosts are successfully mollified. In this chilling collection of stories, Ying takes readers on a journey through time and across different parts of China. From the building of the Great Wall in 200 BCE to the modern day of iPods, hungry ghosts continue to torment those who wronged them.
At once a window into the history and culture of China and an ode to Chinese cuisine, this assortment of frightening tales — complete with historical notes and delectable recipes — will both scare and satiate!