The Year of the Rat


By Grace Lin

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A fresh new look for this modern classic by the Newbery-Award winning and bestselling author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

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.


  • Praise for Year of the Rat:
    A CCBC Fiction for Children Choice

    "Readers of this gentle, appealing sequel will appreciate the way the engaging protagonist discovers she can survive the changes a new year brings."
    -- Kirkus

    "An endearing story that will touch readers."
    -- Booklist

    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 Nominee

    [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

On Sale
Mar 19, 2019
Page Count
208 pages

Grace Lin

About the Author

Grace Lin has two sisters. They all have black hair. They all have brown eyes. They all wear glasses. But they are not exactly the same. Only Grace writes books. Some of her books are for little kids. Some of her books are for big kids. Grace is a bestselling author. She is also an award-winning author. If you like this collection of Ling & Ting stories, read Ling & Ting Share a Birthday! Her website is

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