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The Year of the Dog

By Grace Lin (Trade Paperback, 2007)
It's the Chinese Year of the Dog, and as Pacy celebrates with her family, she finds out that this is the year she is supposed to "find herself." Universal themes of friendship, family, and finding one's passion in life make this novel appealing to readers of all backgrounds. This funny and profound book is a wonderful debut novel by a prolific picture book author and illustrator and has all the makings of a classic.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $5.99 US/$6.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316060028

    • On Sale Date: 05/01/2007

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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It's the Chinese Year of the Dog, and as Pacy celebrates with her family, she finds out that this is the year she is supposed to "find herself." Universal themes of friendship, family, and finding one's passion in life make this novel appealing to readers of all backgrounds. This funny and profound book is a wonderful debut novel by a prolific picture book author and illustrator and has all the makings of a classic.

Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of Starry River of the Sky, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat, Dumpling Days, and Ling & Ting, as well as picture books such as The Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone! Grace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Massachusetts. Her website is www.gracelin.com.
  • THE YEAR OF THE DOG:

    ALA Children's Notables list pick

    Booklist Editor's Choice

    New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing selection

    Gold Award from the National Parenting Publications Awards

    Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner


    [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

    "This comfortable first-person story will be a treat for Asian-American girls looking to see themselves in their reading, but also for any reader who enjoys stories of friendship and family life."
    -Kirkus Reviews

    "Lin creates an endearing protagonist, realistically dealing with universal emotions and situations*Girls everywhere, but especially those in the Asian-American community, will find much to embrace here."
    -Publisher's Weekly

    "With a light touch, Lin offers both authentic Taiwanese-American and universal childhood experiences, told from a genuine child perspective. The story, interwoven with several family anecdotes, is entertaining and often illuminating. Appealing, childlike decorative line drawings add a delightful flavor to a gentle tale full of humor."
    -The Horn Book

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The Year of the Dog
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $5.99 US/$6.50 CAN
  • Pages: 160
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316060028
  • On Sale Date: 05/01/2007
The Year of the Dog