Ma Jiang and the Orange Ants
Capturing and selling orange ants (thus named because they prey on insects that eat oranges) to the owners of orange groves has been the livelihood of the Ma family for many years. One day, though, the men in the family are taken away to serve in the emperor's army and no one is left to search for the ants in the high trees and wild bamboo; neither Jiang nor her mother knows how. Jiang's mother weaves to support them, but her meager earnings aren't enough to feed them or Bao, the baby of the family. When all seems lost, it is clever Jiang who finds the answer to their dilemma in Bao's sticky little fingers -- and gets the Mas back into the orange ant business.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tati4books - LibraryThing
Ma Jiang and her family live in China where they sell orange ants to survive. They are not poor not rich, but they have everything they need. One day her two brothers and father have to leave to serve ... Read full review
Review: Ma Jiang & The Orange AntsUser Review - Ricardo Contreras - Goodreads
Ma Jiang and the Orange Ants by Barbara Ann Porte, was a really interesting book. The book talks about a family in China who sold Orange Ants for a living. The men of home would climb trees and take ... Read full review