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From the Publisher

A Big Bed for Little Snow by Grace Lin I Am an American: The Wong Kim Ark Story by Grace Lin, illustrated by Julia Kuo Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
A Big Bed for Little Snow I Am an American Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same The Year of the Dog Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Share Grace Lin's award-winning books with children of all ages! Artfully introduces young readers to their first snow through striking illustrations and heartwarming moments. Introduces young readers to the young man who challenged the Supreme Court for his right to be an American citizen and won Ling and Ting are twins. They have the same brown eyes. They have the same pink cheeks. They have the same happy smiles. A special edition of a modern classic by the Newbery-Award winning and bestselling author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, this is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz and The Girl Who Drank the Moon.

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Praise for A Big Mooncake for Little Star:
Horn Book Fanfare 2018 Selection
A Chicago Public Library Best Book 0f 2018
A Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2018
A Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature Best Book of 2018
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2018
A 2018 Nerdies List Book
An ALA 2019 Children's Notables List Pick

* "Luminous....Lin's storytelling is both clever and radiant. A warm and glowing modern myth."

Kirkus, starred review

"The gouache illustrations are excellent....Intriguing characters come alive."―Booklist

Lin successfully combines three distinctive and memorable elements: a fable that avoids seeming contrived, a vision of a mother and child living in cozy harmony, and a night kitchen of sendakian proportions.

Publishers Weekly

* This folkloric pourquoi tale effectively blends peaceful bedtime rhymes with the lure of irresistible snacking temptation―BCCB, starred review

"...wonderful as a bedtime book all year long."―The New York Times

* The relationship between Little Star and her mother offers a message of empowerment and reassurance. Lin's loving homage to the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is sure to become a bedtime favorite.―School Library Journal, starred review

"Lin's vibrant gouache paintings are a stellar fit for this story...this is a gentle, beautiful book for all."―BookPage

"In this bedtime read that sounds like a lullaby, a child longs to eat a mooncake she baked with her mom. Each night she secretly takes a bite, bringing about a new phase of the moon."―Parents Magazine

Praise for Dim Sum for Everyone!
"Like the pleasures of dim sum, this is a compact treat."― Booklist

"A delightful read-aloud"― Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Ugly Vegetables:
"A lovely, well-formatted book with an enjoyable multicultural story. ―School Library Journal

"A charming, childlike quality infuses the artwork; boldly hued gouache pictures feature skies and lawns as patterned as the girl's kitchen wallpaper and curtains."―Publishers Weekly

Praise for When the Sea Turned to Silver:

A New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Children's Book of the Year
A National Book Award Finalist
An IndieBound Bestseller
NPR Best Book of the Year Pick
PEOPLE Top 12 Children's Book of the Year
The Horn Book Fanfare Best Books of the Year Choice
An ALA Notable Book for Children
An Amazon Best Books of the Year Pick
A CCBC Children's Choices Pick
A School Library Journal Best Middle Grade of the Year Choice
A Booklist Editor's Choice
A B&N Kids Blog 10 Notable Middle Grade Novel
KPBS (San Diego NPR affiliate) Top 12 Kid's Books of the Year
A Horn Book Book Summer Reading Choice
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year

About the Author

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 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.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (August 28, 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0316404489
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0316404488
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 4 - 8 years
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ AD430L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ Preschool - 3
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.05 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.88 x 0.38 x 11.38 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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Hello! Thanks so much for your interest in me and my books!

I grew up in Upstate NY with my parents and 2 sisters, whom are featured in many of my books, including "Dim Sum For Everyone!" and my novels, "The Year of the Dog" and "The Year of the Rat." My mother and I were the star characters in my first book, "The Ugly Vegetables"--I cut both my sisters out of that story! They were quite upset with me and made me promise never to cut them out again. And since then, I haven't...yet.

While many of my books highlight my family, not all of them do. My Newbery Honor-winning novel "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon," is an Asian inspired fantasy that some people call a Chinese 'Wizard of Oz,' and my early reader "Ling & Ting" is inspired by the old 'Flicka, Dicka & Ricka' books I read when I was young.

I hope you enjoy my books. Please visit my website: www.gracelin.com for more info about them (behind the scene stories and pictures) as well as other amusing anecdotes!

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5.0 out of 5 stars A mi hija de 3 años le ha encantado.
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