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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.
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published on January 2, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0316125903
ISBN-13: 9780316125901
21 Book Reviews
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  • hello_summer
    hello_summerMonday, January 13, 2014 at 6:36 pm
    I didnt though this existed. I read dog, rat year . Going to Read this.
    • gebheart
      gebheartWednesday, November 6, 2013 at 5:02 pm
      This is a real story about grace Lin. I meet grace Lin
      • sherbear1103
        sherbear1103Monday, September 16, 2013 at 11:07 am55 stars
        I love this book it reminds me of the time i went to china with my family and i was like i don't want to go!! but i ended up having a great time with my family members and i was crying on the ride home from china! i miss my family but it was great to be home! I LOVE HER BOOKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!
        • jordin
          jordinTuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:48 am
          your very lucky. you got to go to china!!!!!
        • kgirl909
          kgirl909Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 4:15 am55 stars
          This book is sooooooo good
          • kimflower123
            kimflower123Monday, January 21, 2013 at 11:27 am
            i want to read this book badly
            • jordin
              jordinTuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:51 am
              if u want to read this book it might be at a library
            • sunwater789
              sunwater789Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 6:15 pm55 stars
              • sunwater789
                sunwater789Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 6:13 pm55 stars
                Pacy doesn't want to go to Taiwan for the summer.
                • ponywell
                  ponywellFriday, October 12, 2012 at 7:14 am
                  Kinda like the time i went to India. :D