The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin
(A Pacy Lin Novel)

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It's the Chinese Year of the Dog, and as Pacy celebrates with her family, she finds out that this is the year she is supposed to "find herself." Universal themes of friendship, family, and finding one's passion in life make this novel appealing to readers of all backgrounds. This funny and profound book is a wonderful debut novel by a prolific picture book author and illustrator and has all the makings of a classic.
 

About Grace Lin

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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 picture books such as The Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone! Grace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Massachusetts. Her website is www.gracelin.com.
 
Published May 2, 2007 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 160 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Being rude on Chinese New Year can bring bad luck.

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Over the course of the year, Pacy eats at Melody’s house, where the food is familiar but also very different, celebrates her cousin’s Red Egg day, writes a story for a national contest, visits Chinatown in New York City and wins a prize.

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The well-structured story, divided into 29 brief chapters, introduces traditional customs (e.g., Hong Bao are special red envelopes with money in them, given as New Year's presents), culture and cuisine, and includes several apropos "flashback" anecdotes, mainly from Pacy's mother.

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We’ve already reviewed the prequel (first book in a series) to this book – The Year Of The Rat – bu author and illustrator Grace Lin.

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Our summer reading recommendations continue with this book review of The Year Of The Dog by author and illustrator Grace Lin.

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Grace's parents came from Taiwan, so that makes Grace Taiwanese-American.

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