Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths
Written by Maisie Chan
Published by Piccadilly Press
Eleven-year-old Danny Chung loves drawing more than anything – certainly more than maths, which, according to his dad and everyone else, is what he is ‘supposed’ to be good at. He also loves having his own room where he can draw in peace, so his life is turned upside down when a surprise that he’s been promised turns out to be his little, wrinkly, ex-maths-champion grandmother from China. What’s worse, Nai Nai has to share his room, AND she takes the top bunk!
Nai Nai can’t speak a word of English, which doesn’t make things easy for Danny when he is charged with looking after her during his school holidays. Babysitting Nai Nai is NOT what he wants to be doing!
Before long though it becomes clear to Danny that there is more to Nai Nai than meets the eye, and that they have more in common that he thought possible …
Primary ISBN: 9781800780019
Available As: Paperback
Middle Grade, Age 09 or older
Community Represented: Chinese/Chinese American
Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 2nd, Generational Differences, Own Voices/Lived Experience
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 2nd Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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