Apple Pie Fourth of July

by Margaret Chodos-Irvine and Janet S. Wong

A look at the very American experience of mixed cultures, from the team that brought us Buzz and Hide and Seek

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152057084
  • ISBN-10: 0152057080
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 05/01/2006
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

Shocked that her parents are cooking Chinese food to sell in the family store on an all-American holiday, a feisty Chinese American girl tries to tell her mother and father how things really are. But as the parade passes by and fireworks light the sky, she learns a surprising lesson.

About the author
Margaret Chodos-Irvine

MARGARET CHODOS-IRVINE's vivid, innovative art has appeared on many book jackets and in several children's books. Her previous picture books are Buzz and Apple Pie Fourth of July, both written by Janet S. Wong. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Janet S. Wong

JANET S. WONG is an award-winning author of picture books and poetry for young readers, including Buzz, illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine, which was an ABA's Pick of the Lists, and The Trip Back Home, illustrated by Bo Jia. She lives in Medina, Washington.


"Explores the child's experience of straddling two cultures--and serves up an ending as satisfying as sweet-and-sour pork and a crusty dessert."--The Washington Post

"Vibrant, colorful . . . [An] excellent read-aloud."--Booklist (starred review)