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Dumpling Days

By Grace Lin (Trade Paperback, 2013)
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.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $7.00 US/$8.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316125895

    • On Sale Date: 01/08/2013

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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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.

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.
  • * "Read this aloud when studying China and Taiwan, when studying the many cultural heritages of America, or just for fun." (Library Media Connection, starred review).

  • "Humorous and thoughtful, with serious issues approached with a light touch...Readers new to the series will enjoy meeting Pacy, and fans will be satisfied as well." (School Library Journal).

  • "Thoughtful and sometimes amusing...While this engaging book broadens the series in a meaningful way, it also works well as a stand-alone title." (Booklist).

  • "This third outing is as warmhearted as the first two. Deftly weaving together historical anecdotes and simple line illustrations, Lin once again touches the heart of growing up in a multicultural family."
    (Kirkus).

  • Praise for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon:
    Newbery Honor winner

    New York Times Bestseller
    A Today Show Al Roker Kids Book Club Pick
    A Booklist Top 10 Science Fiction/Fantasy Book for Youth

    * "Children will embrace this accessible, timeless story about the evil of greed and the joy of gratitude."
    (Booklist, starred review).

  • * "Minli emerges a stalwart female role model who learns the important of family, friendship, and faith during her amazing journey." (Kirkus, starred review).

  • * "The author's writing is elegant, and her full-color illustrations are stunning." (School Library Journal, starred review).

  • Praise for The Year of the Rat:
    "An endearing story that will touch readers." (Booklist).

  • Praise for The Year of the Dog:
    ALA Children's Notables list pick
    APALA Honor Book
    Booklist Editor's Choice
    Kirkus Best Early Chapter Book
    An NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing selection
    NAPPA Gold Award winner
    Texas Bluebonnet Nominee
    * "Remarkable." (Booklist, starred review).

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Product Details

Dumpling Days
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $7.00 US/$8.00 CAN
  • Pages: 272
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316125895
  • On Sale Date: 01/08/2013
Dumpling Days