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The Year of the Rat (A Pacy Lin Novel Book 2) by [Grace Lin]
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The Year of the Rat (A Pacy Lin Novel Book 2) Kindle Edition

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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
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Grace Lin is the author and illustrator of Year of the Dog, as well as eight picture books, including Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone. She is also the illustrator of over eight other books. She grew up in Upstate New York and is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She currently lives in Somerville, MA. Her Web site is www.GraceLin.com. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000SHVKVI
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (January 1, 2008)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 1, 2008
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2259 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 204 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • 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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