Winston Chu vs. the Whimsies

Winston Chu vs. the Whimsies

by Stacey Lee
Winston Chu vs. the Whimsies

Winston Chu vs. the Whimsies

by Stacey Lee

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Readers will laugh out loud alongside Winston Chu and his friends in this – you guessed it – whimsical contemporary reimagining of a Chinese folktale. When 12-year-old Winston is gifted an enchanted dustpan and broom from Mr. Pang’s Whimsies shop he is taken on the adventure of a lifetime chock full of magic and mayhem.

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents best-selling author Stacey Lee's modern reimagining of a classic Chinese folktale—replete with magic, boba, and lots of trash talking.

Twelve-year-old Winston Chu is supposed to learn impulse control at the cooking academy his mom enrolled him in. But learning to think before he acts won’t happen overnight.

While skateboarding home with a pie in hand, Winston inadvertently stops a robbery at Mr. Pang’s Whimsies, an oddities shop in Chinatown. As a reward, Mr. Pang invites Winston to choose any item in the store. But the strange old man warns Winston to browse carefully, for the first thing Winston touches will be the thing he gets. Before Winston can decide, a magpie flies under a shelf, and he impulsively grabs an old broom to sweep it out.

Mr. Pang hands him the broom, along with a dustpan. “Two for one. Congratulations.”

Deflated, Winston returns home, determined to put the broom incident behind him. Or at least in the closet. But when some of his most beloved possessions go missing, all Winston can think about are the broom and dustpan. Did they somehow take his stuff? And what—or who—will they dispose of next?

It’s time to break into Mr. Pang’s Whimsies, where clearly there’s more going on than meets the far-seeing eyeball. It’s time to fight magic with magic. And this time, Winston better have a plan.

Endorsed by Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, soon to be a series on Disney+.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781368074803
Publisher: Disney Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/07/2023
Series: Winston Chu Series , #1
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 119,273
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

About The Author
Stacey Lee is the New York Times and Indie bestselling author of historical and contemporary young adult fiction, including The Downstairs Girl, a Reese’s Book Club Late Summer 2021 YA pick, and her most recent novel, Luck of the Titanic, which received five starred reviews. A native of southern California and fourth-generation Chinese American, she is a co-founder of the We Need Diverse Books movement and writes stories for all kids (even the ones who look like adults). Stacey loves board games, has perfect pitch, and through some mutant gene, can smell musical notes through her nose. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @staceyleeauthor.

Website: www.staceyhlee.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/staceyleeauthor
Twitter: twitter.com/staceyleeauthor
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