Pie in the Sky

Written and Illustrated by Remy Lai

How many lessons can be learned from a cake?

Jingwen’s family moves from China to Australia, leaving behind his grandparents and friends. Jingwen feels like he moved to Mars. His inability to speak “martian” makes him isolated. His only companion is his annoying “booger” little brother, Yanghao, because the kids at his new school are “classmates-not-friends.” To cope, Jingwen makes cakes, just like the ones he baked with his recently deceased father. This story deals with grief, loss, friendship, family, honesty, and so much more. Pie in the Sky is thought provoking and entertaining. Be prepared to laugh, cry, and learn a many valuable life lessons as you read Pie in the Sky.

Reviewed by Heidi Reed, Media Clerk, Morningside Elementary
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades Grades 3-7

Author Website: https://remylai.com/index.html

Pie in the Sky
Written and Illustrated by Remy Lai
Henry Holt and Company
384 pages
Release Date: May 14, 2019
ISBN: 9781250314093
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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