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The Year of the Dog

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Biographical Note:
Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of Starry River of the SkyWhere the Mountain Meets the MoonThe Year of the DogThe Year of the RatDumpling Days, and Ling & Ting, as well as pictures books such as The Ugly Vegetables and Caldecott Honor book A Big Mooncake for Little Star. Grace lives with her husband and daughter in Western MA, where they get plenty of winter snow. Her website is www.gracelin.com.



Marc Notes:

It’s the Chinese year of the dog! When Pacy’s mom tells her that this is a good year for friends, family, and finding herself, Pacy begins searching right away. As the year goes on, she struggles to find her talent, deals with disappointment, makes a new best friend, and discovers just why the year of the dog is a lucky one for her after all.;Includes a sneek peak at the author’s sequel, ‘The year of the rat.’;Includes a reader’s guide inside.



Review Quotes:

* “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



Review Quotes:

“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



Review Quotes:

“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.”– Publishers Weekly



Review Quotes:

“Entertaining and often illuminating.”– The Horn Book



Publisher Marketing:

A special edition of a modern classic by the Newbery-Award winning and bestselling author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

When Pacy’s mom tells her that this is a good year for friends, family, and “finding herself,” Pacy begins searching right away. As the year goes on, she struggles to find her talent, deals with disappointment, makes a new best friend, and discovers just why the Year of the Dog is a lucky one for her after all.
This funny and profound book is a wonderful debut novel by award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator Grace Lin, and young readers will be sure to love and treasure it for years to come.
This special edition of the modern classic features over 15 pages of new content, including deleted stories, a Q&A with the author and editor, photos from the author’s childhood, and more!



Review Citations:
  • Publishers Weekly 05/28/2007 pg. 66 (EAN 9780316060028, Paperback)
  • Wilson Children’s Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780316060028, Paperback)
  • Booklist 05/15/2007 pg. 67 (EAN 9781428133624, Compact Disc)
  • Booklist 05/15/2007 pg. 67 (EAN 9781428133570, Analog Audio Cassette)
  • Publishers Weekly 01/02/2006 pg. 62 (EAN 9780316060004, Hardcover)
  • Kirkus Review – Children 12/15/2005 pg. 1324 (EAN 9780316060004, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 01/01/2006 pg. 92 (EAN 9780316060004, Hardcover) – *Starred Review
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2006 pg. 272 (EAN 9780316060004, Hardcover)
  • Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2006 pg. 190 (EAN 9780316060004, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 03/01/2006 pg. 196 (EAN 9780316060004, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2006 pg. 343 (EAN 9780316060004, Hardcover)
  • Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2007 pg. 13 (EAN 9780316060004, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Children’s Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780316060004, Hardcover)

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