Boy Dumplings

Boy Dumplings
Ying Chang Compestine
Ghosts, Cookery, Fiction
Call Number
JP 398.2 COM

  1. Begin with one hungry ghost.
  2. Add a plump, delicious-looking boy.
  3. Mix them with an outrageous recipe.

You’ll end up with an exciting story about a ghost who can’t wait to sink his teeth into his next meal and a boy who will need to think fast if he doesn’t want to get turned into dumplings!


This fascinating modern Chinese folktale is written by the renowned author, Ying Chang Compestine, known for her ghost stories with culinary themes. A young plump boy is about to become dinner (boy dumplings) for a very hungry ghost, How will he outwit the ravenous ghost and save himself from the steamer? This exciting and witty Chinese folktale will leave readers hungry for the end of the story and for dumplings as well!

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Recommended by Chen Wanying, NLB librarian

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