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The Year of the Rat

By Grace Lin (Hardcover Book, 2008)
In this sequel to Year of the Dog, Pacy has another big year in store for her. The Year of the Dog was a very lucky year: she met her best friend Melody and discovered her true talents. However, the Year of the Rat brings big changes: Pacy must deal with Melody moving to California, find the courage to forge on with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator, and learn to face some of her own flaws. Pacy encounters prejudice, struggles with acceptance, and must find the beauty in change.

Based on the author's childhood adventures, Year of the Rat, features the whimsical black and white illustrations and the hilarious and touching anecdotes that helped Year of the Dog earn rave reviews and satisfied readers.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $14.99 US/$17.25 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316114264

    • On Sale Date: 01/01/2008

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book, Trade Paperback

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In this sequel to Year of the Dog, Pacy has another big year in store for her. The Year of the Dog was a very lucky year: she met her best friend Melody and discovered her true talents. However, the Year of the Rat brings big changes: Pacy must deal with Melody moving to California, find the courage to forge on with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator, and learn to face some of her own flaws. Pacy encounters prejudice, struggles with acceptance, and must find the beauty in change.

Based on the author's childhood adventures, Year of the Rat, features the whimsical black and white illustrations and the hilarious and touching anecdotes that helped Year of the Dog earn rave reviews and satisfied readers.

Grace Lin is the author and illustrator of Year of the Dog, as well as eight picture books, including Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone. She is also the illustrator of over eight other books. She grew up in Upstate New York and is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She currently lives in Somerville, MA. Her Web site is www.GraceLin.com.
  • 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

    [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

    "For any reader who enjoys stories of friendship and family life."
    --Kirkus Reviews

    "Girls everywhere, but especially those in the Asian-American community, will find much to embrace here."
    --Publishers Weekly

    "A gentle tale full of humor."
    --The Horn Book

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The Year of the Rat
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $14.99 US/$17.25 CAN
  • Pages: 192
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316114264
  • On Sale Date: 01/01/2008

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The Year of the Rat