Fortune Cookie Fortunes by Grace Lin

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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.
 

About Grace Lin

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Grace Lin has several picture books to her credit. She lives in Cambridge, MA.
 
Published May 11, 2004 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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The middle daughter of three girls in a Chinese-American family is the narrator of this exploration of the paper fortunes found in those irresistible cookies, leading to a wider look at good luck and good fortune in general.

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Grace Lin's illustrations also fill the pages of Fortune Cookie Fortunes (along with her text), a follow-up to Dim Sum for Everyone!

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