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The Have a Good Day Cafe / by Frances Park & Ginger Park, ill. Katherine Potter

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Title:
The Have a Good Day Cafe
Author: Frances Park & Ginger Park
Illustrator:  Katherine Potter
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
ISBN: 1-58430-171-6
Year: 2005
Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level:  3.3

Concepts: competition, demand, supply, entrepreneur, producers, consumers

Summary: Early each morning Mike and his family drive to the city with their food cart. They sell bagels and orange juice for breakfast, hot dogs and pizza for lunch. Mike passes the time by drawing pictures, and Grandma sits in the shade, fanning herself and missing life back home in Korea.

One day two other food carts show up on the family's street corner. All summer long business dwindles away, and Mike's worried parents start thinking about giving up their cart. Now it's up to Mike, and Grandma, to find a way to bring back their customers.

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