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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Grace Lin Narrator: Kim Mai Guest Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2018 ISBN: 9781549114472
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It’s the Lunar Year of the Dog!

When Pacy’s mom tells her that this is a good year for friends, family, and “finding herself,” Pacy begins searching right away. As the year goes on, she struggles to find her talent, deals with disappointment, makes a new best friend, and discovers just why the Year of the Dog is a lucky one for her after all.

This funny and profound book is a wonderful debut novel by prolific author and illustrator Grace Lin, and young readers will be sure to love and treasure it for years to come.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Kim Mai Guest’s tone and pitch in this autobiographical novel perfectly complement young Grace’s account of an important year in her life…Listeners hear stories of Chinese and Chinese-American memories, universal realizations about belonging, the power of traditions, and the joy of making new friends. Guest judiciously paces each story carefully and provides finely crafted voices for the adult members of Grace’s family, both female and male.”

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  • “Aimed at the younger readers just starting on chapter books, Lin shares a year of her childhood, the Year of the Dog, and what it means for her. Pacy (our main character) is nervous about the year ahead, but her family uses the Chinese New Year to help her focus on the opportunities. In Chinese Astrology, the Year of the Dog is the year we learn about our values and path in life. It is also the year we can meet the friends who will walk beside us on the journey. Pacy’s experiences through the year are both uplifting and insightful while it addresses cultural differences, distance from family, and the general awkwardness of being a kid. It’s one of the best “upbeat” books I have read on these issues.”

    BookRiot

  • “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)

  • 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 Reviews

  • 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.

    Horn Book

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About the Author
Author Grace Lin

Grace Lin is an award-winning illustrator and author of children’s books. Her novel Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was a Newbery Honor book and a New York Times bestseller. She is a recipient of the Literary Lights for Children Award and was an Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominee for the United States. She received her degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.

About the Narrator

Kim Mai Guest is an award-winning voice actor for audiobooks and video games. She can also be heard on television shows, such as G.I. Joe: Renegades, Batman: the Brave and the Bold, and Avatar, and in movies such asChill Out Scooby Doo and Dead Space: Aftermath. Her video game work includes Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, and The Lord of the Rings.