Arriving first on the island of Hong Kong, Shanyi goes by train to Panyu in mainland China to see where her grandmother was born. She then visits her family’s 700-year-old ancestral hall and embarks on a busy schedule of sightseeing, meeting relations, eating, and shopping. From red bean pie to lunar calendars, from firecrackers to dragons, she learns about the Chinese way of life and returns home delighted with the land of her grandparents. This new addition to the popular Children Return to their Roots series immerses young readers in the clothing, customs, food, and culture of China, seen and described through the fresh eyes of the young narrator. Ages 6-9. 2009. 44pp.