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Oy lives in America now, but she loves to go to the back room of Pak's auto shop on Saturdays to learn traditional Thai dances. She loves it almost as much as being a member of the Quail Club—five friends who gather after school to hatch and care for baby quail. When the teacher announces a talent show, Oy knows how proud her family and Pak would be to see her step onstage ...more
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Published June 14th 2011 by Candlewick on Brilliance Audio (first published March 14th 2006)
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2) For my alternate book talk I am choosing number two. Choose a character you'd like to have a as a friend and why. I would like to have Oy as a friend because she is kind of like me. Oy is a well behaved child who is stuck in a situation between choosing a dance that celebrates her heritage, which is Thai, or an American dance that would allow her to better her relationship with her friends. Oy struggles greatly between the dances as one, she thinks, will disappoint her parents and the other w ...more
I purchased this book at a liquidation store in town, as they were clearing it out for 50% off the last ticketed price. I am always looking for good, quick reads, so I picked this one up.

Synopsis: Oy lives in America now, but she loves to go to the back room of Pak's auto shop on Saturdays to learn traditional Thai dances. She loves it almost as much as being a member of the Quail Club - five friends who gather after school to hatch and care for baby quail. When the teacher announces a talent sh
A companion to the Gold-Threaded Dress, but I would not call it a sequal. I never got around to reading Gold-Threaded Dress and had no problem sinking right into Quail Club. It's set two years after Gold-threaded Dress and Oy is in 5th grade. She and three other girls have formed a club which watches a clutch of quail eggs waiting for them to hatch. When Oy hears about the 5th grade talent show, she wants to do a traditional Thai dance, but one of her friends wants to do an american dance togeth ...more
The announcement of a talent show becomes cause for concern for Thai-American Oy. Torn between pleasing her parents by doing a traditional dance of her culture, or by keeping the friendship of her clique (specifically, Liliandra) by performing a raucous American dance, Oy spends most of the book making herself miserable trying to please everyone. Should her loyalties lie with her family, or her friends? Thai words and customs add depth and authenticity to the story.

The story is a quick read; lik
I liked this companion book to The Gold-Threaded Dress much better - but still not enough to move it up to four stars. While this story has more substance as Oy continues making efforts to fit in and being accepted, I am still puzzled that she puts all her energy into becoming friends with what is apparently the school bully. I appreciate part of the message - people are often mean to someone else when they themselves are hurting and we therefore need to reach out to them - but wonder why other ...more
LIked it a lot! Talks a lot about friendship. Love the plot
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
This sequel to The Gold-Threaded Dress continues the story of Oy, a Thai American girl. In this book Oy experiences conflict between American ways, which her friends enjoy, and Thai ways, which her family approves of. Can she please both groups of people? Although the answer to her dilemma occurred to me long before Oy herself thought of it, my interest was held because I liked the characters and empathized with Oy's friend Liliandra, who so badly needed a real friend as much as Oy did. I hope M ...more
Michelle BF
Great multi-cultural book for beginning chapter book readers. I could relate to the tug and pull Oy had in the book with the experience of some of my immigrant friends. Do I go with the new culture or stay with my traditions, expectations, et al.

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Tiara Wang
The Quail Club is a very heart-warming story.From this,I learnt that we should respect different races and religions. Also,I learnt a few Thai language.Like,"Sawasdee ka?" or " Songkran".I like this book very much as it teaches us some facts about quails!!!
Good follow-up to the Gold-Threaded Dress. Continues to explore Oy's assimilation in American culture. Interesting peek into American-Thai culture.
Lindsey Fleck
Olivia really enjoyed this quick read.
Rayna Gausnell
It is a very sweet book.
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Carolyn Marsden was born in Mexico City to missionary parents. She has been a writer all her life, but THE GOLD-THREADED DRESS is her first book. About THE GOLD-THREADED DRESS she says, "I wrote this story when my half-Thai daughter was being teased at school. As a parent and elementary school teacher, I watched her struggle to establish a cultural identity. I became fascinated with a conflict tha ...more
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