Grace Lin, Dumpling Days

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 a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the author and illustrator of the Newbery Honor book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, and the acclaimed The Year of the Dog and The Year of the Rat, as well as many celebrated picture books. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband. You can visit her online at
Event date: 
Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 1:00pm
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Porter Square Shopping Center
25 White Street
02140 Cambridge
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ISBN: 9780316125901
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2012