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 - Joolissa - Goodreads
A lovely historical fiction story with beautiful watercolor illustrations. It was quite interesting to learn of the use of the orange ants and how the family caught and sold them. A lovely look into ... Read full review