$14.99 US | $17.99 CAN
Available July 1, 2010
Ling and Ting are twins. They have the same brown eyes. They have the same pink cheeks. They have the same happy smiles.
Ling and Ting are two adorable identical twins, and they stick together, whether they are making dumplings, getting their hair cut, or practicing magic tricks. But looks are deceiving--people can be very different, even if they look exactly the same.
Grace Lin has proven that she has a great voice for young readers with the highly acclaimed middle grade novel/chapter book The Year of the Dog. She has always wanted to write a younger easy reader series in the vein of George and Martha, and her simple text and colorful art lend themselves perfectly to this growing genre. Ling and Ting will bridge the gap between her picture books and her middle grade fiction for her growing legion of fans.
Praise for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon:
A Booklist Top 10 Science Fiction/Fantasy Book for Youth
[star] "Children will embrace this accessible, timeless story about the evil of green and the joy of gratitude."
--Booklist, starred review
[star] "Minli emerges a stalwart female role model who learns the important of family, friendship, and faith during her amazing journey."
--Kirkus, starred review
[star] The author's writing is elegant, and her full-color illustrations are stunning. Minli's determination to help her family, as well as the grief her parents feel at her absence, is compelling and thoroughly human.""
--School Library Journal, starred review
Praise for Year of the Dog:
ALA Children's Notables list pick
Booklist Editor's Choice
Kirkus Best Early Chapter Book
New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing selection
Gold Award from the National Parenting Publications Awards
Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner
Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts by NCTE
[star] "Lin does a remarkable job capturing the soul and spirit of books like those of Hayward or Maud Hart Lovelace, reimagining them through the lens of her own story, and transforming their special qualities into something new for today's young readers."
--Booklist, starred review —