The ugly vegetables

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Watertown, MA : Talewinds/Charlesbridge, c1999.
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[32] pages : col. ill. ; 21 x 26 cm.
Bordeaux - Kids Easy
E Lin
"It's easy to appreciate a garden exploding with colorful flowers and fragrances, but what do you do with a patch of ugly vegetables? Author/illustrator Grace Lin recalls such a garden in this charming and eloquent story. The neighbors' gardens look so much prettier and so much more inviting to the young gardener than the garden of "black-purple-green vines, fuzzy wrinkled leaves, prickly stems, and a few little yellow flowers" that she and her mother grow. Nevertheless, mother assures her that "these are better than flowers." Come harvest time, everyone agrees as those ugly Chinese vegetables become the tastiest, most aromatic soup they have ever known. As the neighborhood comes together to share flowers and ugly vegetable soup, the young gardener learns that regardless of appearances, everything has its own beauty and purpose. THE UGLY VEGETABLES springs forth with the bright and cheerful colors of blooming flowers and bumpy, ugly vegetables. Grace Lin's colorful, playful illustrations pour forth with abundant treasures. Complete with a guide to the Chinese pronunciation of the vegetables and the recipe for ugly vegetable soup! Try it . . . you
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9780881063363 (hardcover), 0881063363 (hardcover), 9781470914911 (pbk.), 1570914915 (pbk.)
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A little girl thinks her mother's garden is the ugliest in the neighborhood until she discovers that flowers might look and smell pretty but Chinese vegetable soup smells best of all. Includes a recipe.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Lin, G. (1999). The ugly vegetables. Watertown, MA: Talewinds/Charlesbridge.

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Lin, Grace. 1999. The Ugly Vegetables. Watertown, MA: Talewinds/Charlesbridge.

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Lin, Grace, The Ugly Vegetables. Watertown, MA: Talewinds/Charlesbridge, 1999.

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Lin, Grace. The Ugly Vegetables. Watertown, MA: Talewinds/Charlesbridge, 1999. Print.

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