Mei Ling Pang was born at an inauspicious time on an inauspicious day, so wherever she goes, misfortune seems to follow. When Little Jiang hops out of his grave and into Mei’s life — strange clothes, greenish skin, fangs and all – Mei believes her luck has gone from bad to worse, especially once her neighbours start turning into drooling, Chi-sucking Jiangshi.
But in her efforts to save her family’s restaurant from the mega-morgue next door, and Little Jiang from a Bagua Master’s rice ball blaster, an over-eager policeman, and the good townsfolk of Honeywood, Mei might just find her luck really has changed – for the better.
A fresh and funny take on an old Chinese legend, this fast-paced, page-turning adventure for middle readers is full of heart.
Complimented by 12 beautiful black and white hand-drawn illustrations by Katy Jiang, Little Jiang is Shirley Marr’s debut Middle Grade novel.
Praise for Little Jiang:
It’s impossible to adequately sum up the untameable punk spirit that thrums between the lines of Little Jiang; simply put, this book slaps – Books+Publisher Magazine
This book is an own-voice story that satisfies the need for a well written story told from a diverse perspective – Kids’ Book Review
This is a laugh-out loud tale of friendship, family and community that readers will really love to sink their teeth into! – Kids’ Reading Guide 2020 -2021