Magic Ramen

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 03/05/2019
  • Publisher: Little Bee Books Inc

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"An inspiring story of persistence and an ideal purchase for any collection." School Library Journal, STARRED review

"Eaters of all ages will enjoy learning about the history of this popular food gone global." Kirkus Reviews

"starry-eyed as it may sound, the goal of peace through food seems important - and possible - by the story's end." Publishers Weekly

Sakura Award 2020 Winner

Junior Library Guild Selection

Read Across America 'Book of the Month May 2021

Nutmeg Book Awards - 2021 Elementary Grades 2-3 Nominee

2021 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award

2022 Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Readers' Choice Award

Nevada Young Readers Nominee

Center for Multicultural Children's Literature Best Book of 2019 List

University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education 'The Best Books for Young Readers of 2019' list

Smithsonian Magazine '10 Best Children's Books of 2019′ List

Here Wee Read 'The 45 Best Diverse Children's Books of 2019′ List

Inspiration struck when Momofuku Ando spotted the long lines for a simple bowl of ramen following World War II. Magic Ramen tells the true story behind the creation of one of the world's most popular foods.

Every day, Momofuku Ando would retire to his lab--a little shed in his backyard. For years, he'd dreamed about making a new kind of ramen noodle soup that was quick, convenient, and tasty for the hungry people he'd seen in line for a bowl on the black market following World War II. Peace follows from a full stomach, he believed.

Day after day, Ando experimented. Night after night, he failed. But Ando kept experimenting.

With persistence, creativity, and a little inspiration, Ando succeeded. This is the true story behind one of the world's most popular foods.

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