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Dumpling Days by Grace Lin Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin
Dumpling Days Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Starry River of the Sky When the Sea Turned to Silver A Big Mooncake for Little Star Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same
Share Grace Lin's award-winning books with children of all ages! 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 stunning picture book creates a heartwarming original story that explains phases of the moon. Ling and Ting are twins. They have the same brown eyes. They have the same pink cheeks. They have the same happy smiles.

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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

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.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; New edition (March 19, 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 208 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0316531340
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0316531344
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 8 - 12 years
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 730L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 3 - 7
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 5.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.25 x 0.63 x 7.63 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 184 ratings

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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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