My Father Sells Laver Cakes
Publisher：The Eastern Publishing Co., Ltd.
When you fall down, never fear!
All you need is to get back up on your feet.
Changes are all but a blessing in disguise
Jiajia was a 11-year old girl whose father got laid off recently when recession hit. Because of that, the whole family was forced to move back in with Grandma who was living in Beipu. Facing such a big change, Jiajia not only needed to bid farewell to the classmates she used to have, but also needed to make adjustments to the new neighborhood where she and her family now resided. Grandma proposed to start up a run-on-the-mill food stall selling laver cakes, a traditional delicacy composed of layers of sweet steamed rice cakes. Jiajia and Mother were both supportive to Grandma's idea. While they helped out at the food stalls, Father, on the other hand, took a back seat because of pride. It was not until he saw the business flourished that he came to realize all professions are equal. The highest virtue was to treat your job with respect and attentions. Applying his professional knowledge to this new family business, Father not only brought the family together again, but also helped improve the life of one of Jiajia's classmates
Jiajia: A fifth/sixth grader with a cheerful personality, she and her family were forced to move back in with Grandma when her father got laid off. From rejection to acceptance, she wholeheartedly embraced her new life, that included her new school, new classmates, and the new family business. She took pride in making laver cakes for her family-owned food stall.
Father: Jiajia's father. A rising star in the high-tech industry, an unexpected layoff forced him to swallow his pride, taking up a small food stall business selling the traditional delicacy “laver cake”. With the support of his family, he finally came to see the value of his new profession, applying his professional knowledge to rejuvenate this once traditional local business.
Grandma: Jiajia's Grandma. A strong believer in “all professions are equal”, she felt inspired to turn her signature laver cakes into a family business with the hope of easing the financial burden of his recently unemployed son.
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