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The Year of the Dog (A Pacy Lin Novel, 1) Paperback – Illustrated, May 2, 2007
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|The Year of the Rat||Dumpling Days||Where the Mountain Meets the Moon||Starry River of the Sky||When the Sea Turned to Silver|
|Share Grace Lin's award-winning books with children of all ages!||Based on the author's childhood adventures, Year of the Rat, features whimsical illustrations and hilarious and touching anecdotes.||Pacy is back! The beloved heroine of The Year of the Dog and The Year of the Rat has returned in a brand new story.||A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, this is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz and The Girl Who Drank the Moon.||An enthralling fantasy featuring marvelous full-color illustrations, fascinating characters, and new adventures.||This breathtaking, full-color illustrated fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.|
"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
"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
"Entertaining and often illuminating."―The Horn Book
About the Author
- Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (May 2, 2007)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 031606002X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0316060028
- Reading age : 8 - 12 years
- Lexile measure : 690L
- Grade level : 3 - 7
- Item Weight : 4.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.5 x 7.63 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #26,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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At least in the books I’ve read (this series and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon), Lin tells the main story with short stories/legends interspersed. They are very short, so the reader doesn’t lose track of the main plot.
I’ve read both serieses aloud with fourth graders, and they’ve loved them. I love to start a series in small group rotations and then offer the rest of the series for the kids to read. I’ve had kids finish the rest of the series on their own.
To Chinese girls, she is not authentically Chinese because she doesn't speak the language; they leave her out, telling her she is "Americanized" or as one girl rudely calls her: "A Twinkie, yellow on the outside, white on the inside."
But the book is more than just the dilemma I mention here. It's a great read, and the book ends on a high note.