Fortune Cookie Fortunes
By Grace Lin
(Dragonfly Books, Paperback, 9780440421924, 32pp.)
Publication Date: December 26, 2006
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Crack, crack, crack! The cookies snap open and the family’s fortunes are revealed. Mei Mei wants to know how hers will come true. Jie Jie scoffs—they never come true. But Pacy isn’t so sure. As she waits and watches, she notices magical things happening in her family. Could the fortunes really be right? And what about Pacy’s fortune: “You will see the world in a new way”? Well, yes, it’s true! Pacy has been seeing the world through fortune cookies!
This exhuberantly illustrated story about every kid’s favorite part of a Chinese meal also includes a brief history of the fortune cookie.
What will your fortune be? Crack! Open up a cookie and find out.
Grace Lin has several picture books to her credit. She lives in Cambridge, MA.