RAMBLIN' ROSE: THE CHINESE FORTUNE COOKIE
“Grandpa, where did fortune cookies come from?” six year old Rose asked as she sat in the little Chinese restaurant with her grandparents.
“Fortune cookies began as moon cakes,” Grandpa explained, “and they were once used to start a revolution – one that changed the world and started the Ming Dynasty.”
“Oh, Grandpa!” Rose rolled her eyes. Just another one of his crazy stories. But Grandpa was a world traveler and his stories did sound real.
“Remember, Rose, it’s not as important where the fortune cookie comes from as what is inside it,” he said.
Six years later a case of mistaken identity sets Rose and her family on a trail that leads from Minneapolis to San Francisco, Honolulu and Hong Kong as they follow the trail of cookie crumbs to track down a well-heeled art thief.
“…a unique and well crafted story...very highly recommended as an active and fun read, particularly for children, for the inventive and engaging story it tells.”
-Midwest Book Review