The Fake-Chicken Kung Fu Fighting Blues

From the Series Lorimer Illustrated Humor

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 7
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Twelve-year-old video buff Anthony is devastated when his family moves from Chinatown to a remote northern community. There are no other Asian families around and everyone loves hockey, which Anthony just doesn’t get. The move is even harder on his grandmother, Po Po, who doesn’t speak English and puts a fake chicken over the front door for luck. Desperate to fit in, Anthony takes to the ice for the first time — and is a total disaster! But he manages to make friends after standing up the school bully, who asks Anthony to teach him “kung fu”! Anthony starts putting together a documentary about his new town, which turns out to be full of interesting people. As he discovers the joys of small-town life, his new friends get an introduction to his Chinese culture, and even Po Po begins to feel at home.

Distributed in the U.S by Lerner Publishing Group

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low
Category SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2019
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 152
Publication Date 2018-08-01
Text Type Fiction—Humor
BISACS JUV032110, JUV031030, JUV039060
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 630
Features Reviewed

Author: Aaron Lam

Aaron Lam writes and produces documentaries. He lives in Oakville, Ontario.

Illustrator: Kean Soo

Kean Soo is a cartoonist and illustrator. He was born in Hong Kong and now lives in Canada.


School Library Journal

“Humor fans will enjoy the relatable characters and comic-strip action scenes . . .”—School Library Journal