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Download Year of the Dog Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,963 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Grace Lin Narrator: Nancy Wu Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2007 ISBN:
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It's the Chinese New Year, and Pacy and her family in New York are preparing a delicious dinner in celebration. When Pacy asks about the Year of the Dog, her mom says it's a lucky year, and will be a good one for making new friends.

Pacy and her two sisters, Lissy and Ki-Ki, all go to the same school. But they're the only Asian-American students. Then one day Melody arrives. She's an Asian-American too, and they become friends, bonding over their shared love of yummy Chinese food. As the year progresses, Pacy's luck holds strong as she overcomes the many challenges grade-school-aged children face.

Of her charming book, which seamlessly blends contemporary American and traditional Chinese cultures, author Grace Lin says, I wrote it because this was the book I wished I had growing up. Young listeners from any background will find a lot to love about this audiobook. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Silas | 2/4/2014

    " Good book, the Chinese holidays and customs were interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Max | 2/1/2014

    " in the year of the dog, grace is trying to find herself and she eventually finds out what she wants to do when she wins 4th place in a book contest for a book called the ugly vegatables. this is a very funny book and i finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge | 1/28/2014

    " This book was okay. It wasn't as great as I thought it would be. J.S. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica - Bonner Springs Library | 1/24/2014

    " A lovely gem of a book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 1/20/2014

    " A very sweet story of a girl trying to define herself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/12/2013

    " An incredibly sweet book about a Chinese-American family. Melody is the precocious middle school budding artist/writer, and this book is about her life in an upstate NY town. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 11/9/2013

    " Good book for introducing Chinese culture. Did not like the references to "getting rich" and how important that is, but perhaps it is true to cultural form. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doralyn | 9/3/2013

    " Cute elementary year stories of being Chinese-American. I gave this 4.5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 8/5/2013

    " I especially enjoyed the interwoven family histories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 7/30/2013

    " Good book, potential Read, Write & Win title. Good for grades 2-4. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie Rivera | 6/19/2013

    " Another Sunshine State Book...this one was really cute. A quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jada | 5/23/2013

    " I think this book is great "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hong_zhu_99yahoo.com | 5/21/2013

    " My six year old boy enjoyed the book. He laughed so often when I read the book to him. He is a half chinese ,so he found the book is very related to him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 12/30/2012

    " A cute story, but the pacing was very slow. The novel captures the day-to-day life of an elementary school student almost too much - not enough conflict to keep the story moving forward. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melisa | 11/3/2012

    " A very fun book, and LOVED the different perspective of life according to a younger person, as well as issues dealing with culture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 6/23/2012

    " Not especially memorable or brilliant, but it was fun for the age group. I like the she kept a postive spin on the experience of growing up second generation Chinese-American. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 6/12/2012

    " Short but sweet. It's a big young for me but I like Grace/Pacy's point of view of growing up Asian American and being confused about who she is, her struggle to "find herself" and have a best friend in the Year of The Dog. Fast but interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fayla | 5/25/2012

    " she meets a girl who is from the same place and when bad things come up shes there to help. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 5/1/2012

    " Nice book for 3-5 grade girls. Stories within the story and culturally specific references. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 GuyanaForever♡ | 2/14/2012

    " I loved this book, it was funny and interesting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 12/16/2011

    " Sweet and insightful recollections of a Taiwanese-American childhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joeydag | 11/25/2011

    " I had read "The Year of the Rat" first and decided I'd like to read the book that led to the sequel. I was very pleased. I now understand why the author wanted to follow up. A wonderful story of self discovery and making friendships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 5/18/2011

    " Book talk:

    Ling and Ting are sisters and look alike, so everyone thinkg they are exactly the same. You can find out how they are different in the chapter-like stories told in the book. My favorite is the last one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fatima | 5/7/2011

    "
    It enjoy reading the Twin sister Ling and Ting. Teachers can teach students how write the similarities and differences between the twins.Teachers can require from the students to read it independently or as a group.




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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/10/2011

    " Cute book about two sisters who are identical twins...and all the things about them that aren't identical! My 6 year old and I enjoyed the sweet story about 2 girls finding their own individual identities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lana | 2/28/2011

    " The epitome of what a beginning reader should be. Very nice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 babyhippoface | 2/14/2011

    " Identical twins Ting and Ling look exactly the same to most people--until one of them sneezes during a haircut. Six very short stories about the twins contain gentle humor and illustrations on every page, facilitating the transition for young readers into chapter books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Losisson | 2/5/2011

    " A fun read for beginning readers. A must read for twins and siblings seeking individuality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 2/2/2011

    " A delightful and compelling story for beginning readers. The plot and format are suitable for a range of ages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) | 1/10/2011

    " Winner of a 2011 Giesel Honor Award, this early reader is broken into several chapter length stories that center around twins Ling & Ting. A fun read for children just beginning with simple chapter books. I enjoyed the dumpling story but loved how the end wrapped the whole thing together. "

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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

Nancy Wu has narrated audiobooks since 2004, winning three AudioFile Earphones Awards. A New York theater, television, and film actor, she has recorded in studios all over the world—from Italy to Switzerland to Thailand. Her credits include Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Hope & Faith, All My Children, Made for Each Other, and the Oscar-nominated film Frozen River.