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Fortune Cookies

Illustrated by Chris Raschka

About The Book

A box arrives for Fortune from her Uncle Albert with seven fortune cookies. How wonderful! A cookie and a fortune for each day of the week! Best of all, each fortune comes true...but not in ways that Fortune expects.

About The Author

Photograph by A. Bitterman

A. Bitterman is the pen name of Pete Cowdin, owner of the beloved
independent children's bookstore Reading Reptile.  He lives with his family is Kansas City, MO.  This is his first book.

About The Illustrator

Chris Raschka is the illustrator of The Hello, Goodbye Window, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal. He is also the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book Yo! Yes?; Charlie Parker Played Be BopMysterious Thelonious; John Coltrane’s Giant StepsCan’t Sleep; In the City; and The Magic Flute. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books (January 4, 2011)
  • Length: 28 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416968146
  • Grades: P - K
  • Ages: 2 - 5

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Raves and Reviews

"A tidy, perfectly paced story with subtle grace and a kernel of wisdom."--Publishers Weekly

* "Seven fortune cookies guide a young child through an eventful week in this elegantly spare collaboration between a debut author and a Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator.... A buoyant celebration of pure, unalloyed joy."

--Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2011, *STAR

Awards and Honors

  • Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended
  • Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title

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