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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (368 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Grace Lin Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With her inspired works, acclaimed author Grace Lin has earned a Geisel Honor and a Newbery Honor. In Dumpling Days, Pacy’s family travels to Taiwan for a month. This is Pacy’s first trip to Taiwan, so she’s extremely excited. But soon she realizes that everything about this trip is difficult: speaking the language, following her art teacher’s directions, and even making friends. Fortunately, it’s not long before Pacy sees that the trip isn’t all bad—and that the family bonding that occurs makes everything else worthwhile. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Thoughtful and sometimes amusing, this episodic journey narrative captures Pacy’s emotions and reflections, whether they involve an unfamiliar (and literally alarming) high-tech toilet or her newfound understanding of what it means to be both American and Taiwanese. The first-person narrative pauses at intervals to include stories that Pacy’s relatives share with her, both traditional tales and memorable accounts of family members dealing with superstition, political oppression, and loss. While this engaging book broadens the series in a meaningful way, it also works well as a stand-alone title.”

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  • “Narrator Lin brings just the right amount of warmth and angst…Pacy’s voice is childlike and inquisitive, and occasionally she sounds cranky until she begins feeling more comfortable in her parents’ homeland…Pacy’s concern about where she belongs, both in terms of country and culture, is resolved in this engaging story that is suggested for both series readers and new listeners.”

    School Library Journal

  • “A charming book about family and searching for identity…Dumpling Days is sweet, fun, and honest; its vivid descriptions and amusing anecdotes will whet reader’s appetites for dumplings.”

    VOYA

  • “As warmhearted as the first two…Lin once again touches the heart of growing up in a multicultural family.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by AP | 2/8/2014

    " Since I enjoyed the prior Pacy books, Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat, I really looked forward to reading Dumpling Days. I recommend this with caution. The story, dialog needed serious pruning. The narrative momentum dragged and slowed to a crawl in places. I struggled to finish this, a problem I've never had with Ms. Lin's prior novels. I was disappointed by some of the illustrations. Were the drawings supposedly done by the 10 year-old Pacy? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amanda | 2/6/2014

    " Pacy Lin is ready for the summer! But her parents have decided the family is going to visit Taiwan for a whole month. Taiwan? Pacy isn't even sure if she knows where that is. And when she gets there, Pacy looks like everyone else but can't speak the language, her art talent seems to have disappeared, and she has only her sisters to spend time with! But there's plenty of adventure in Taiwan, too. 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 the most. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kimmie G | 1/26/2014

    " Not my favorite Lin book, but it would be great for 3/4 grade girls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lisa | 1/25/2014

    " Like the other 2 books, I loved this "sequel" in Grace Lin's sweet series. This book has Melody's family traveling to Taiwan for the summer. Melody initially doesn't want to go, then finds that she's a big fan of the Chinese dumpling. A good series for middle grade girls (3rd-5th graders). "

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