A special edition of a modern classic by the Newbery-Award winning and bestselling author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
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 award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator Grace Lin, and young readers will be sure to love and treasure it for years to come.
This special edition of the modern classic features new content, including deleted stories, a Q&A with the author and editor, and more!
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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