Book Review | The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale

The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale, by Grace Lin

A king and queen should be full of joy and contentment, but they both feel a strange pain that worsens every day. Then a peddler’s magic spectacles reveal a red thread pulling at each of their hearts. The king and queen know they must follow the thread.

The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale is a children’s book with a stronge message that children of adoption are “meant to be” with their adoptive parents. Daffy, age 9, really enjoys reading this book and reports that her favorite part of the story is “when they find the baby.” While the message can pertain to the adoption of children of any age, whether domestic or international, the artwork will be most relatable to those adoptive parents who have adopted infants from other countries.

Grace Lin grew up in Upstate NY with her parents and 2 sisters, whom are featured in many of her books. You can visit her website at for more information about her books (behind the scene stories and pictures) as well as other amusing anecdotes!

Have you read this book? Please feel free to leave me a comment with your thoughts!

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  1. Totally would love this fairy tale book to be on my child’s bed time stories.


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