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Publisher Description

A fresh new look for this modern classic by the Newbery-Award winning and bestselling author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

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.

Young Adult
January 2
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Grades 3-7

Customer Reviews

sabeenrasheed ,

Loved it

Ahh such a good book

Texxxxxxxxxxtie!!! ,

Love this book

I went to china a year ago, because of how descriptive this book is, I felt like I was there. This book really made me feel good. I recommend it to everyone.

Kspeavy ,

Why I loved this book

This book is full of expression, fun things happening all the time, and just a great story for kids! If you have read the first two books(year of the dog and year of the rat) you will recognize the characters. But this time there in Taiwan! Read it to find out in what they do for a full month of summer and what fun things they will do.

Yours truly,

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