By Grace Lin
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316125901, 272pp.
Publication Date: January 2, 2012
There was no day that dumplings couldn't make better. Pacy is back The beloved heroine of The Year of the Dog and The Year of the Rat has returned in a brand new story. This summer, Pacy's family is going to Taiwan for an entire month to visit family and prepare for their grandmother's 60th birthday celebration. Pacy's parents have signed her up for a Chinese painting class, and at first she's excited. This is a new way to explore her art talent But everything about the trip is harder than she thought it would be--she looks like everyone else but can't speak the language, she has trouble following the art teacher's instructions, and it's difficult to make friends in her class. At least the dumplings are delicious... As the month passes by, Pacy eats chicken feet (by accident ), gets blessed by a fortune teller, searches for her true identity, and grows closer to those who matter most.
About the Author
Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of "Starry River of the Sky," "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon," The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat, "Dumpling Days," and Ling & Ting, as well as picture books such as "The Ugly Vegetables" and "Dim Sum for Everyone!" Grace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Massachusetts. Her website is www.gracelin.com.