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.
is an award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator. She has written and illustrated several picture books about life in a Chinese American family (based on her own!): Dim Sum for Everyone!
, Kite Flying
, Fortune Cookie Fortunes
and Thanking the Moon
. And she was awarded a Caldecott Honor for A Big Mooncake for Little Star
. Her books for older readers include the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
, When the Sea Turned to Silver, Starry River of the Sky, The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat
, and Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!
. Grace Lin grew up in upstate New York and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. She now lives in Massachusetts. To learn more, visit gracelin.com.