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The Year of the Dog

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Publisher Comments:

In the vein of Year of the Dog and The Higher Power of Lucky, this Middle Eastern coming-of-age story is told with warmth, spirit, and a mischievous sense of humor

Spunky eleven-year-old Wadjda lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with her parents. She desperately wants a bicycle so that she can race her friend Abdullah, even though it is considered improper for girls to ride bikes. Wadjda earns money for her dream bike by selling homemade bracelets and mixtapes of banned music to her classmates. But after she's caught, shes forced to turn over a new leaf (sort of), or risk expulsion from school. Still, Wadjda keeps scheming, and with the bicycle so closely in her sights, she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Set against the shifting social attitudes of the Middle East, Wadjda explores gender roles, conformity, and the importance of family, all with wit and irresistible heart.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

This funny and profound debut novel by prolific illustrator Lin tells the story of young Pacy who, as she celebrates the Chinese New Year with her family, discovers this is the year she is supposed to "find herself." Illustrations.

About the Author

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 and 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316060028
Author:
Lin, Grace
Publisher:
Little, Brown Young Readers
Author:
Haifaa al Mansour
Author:
al Mansour, Haifaa
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Asian American
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Ethnic - Asian American
Subject:
Asian Americans; Asian culture; Self-discovery; Personal growth; Family relationships; Friendship; Contests
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
A Pacy Lin Novel
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 160 pages Little, Brown Young Readers - English 9780316060028 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , This funny and profound debut novel by prolific illustrator Lin tells the story of young Pacy who, as she celebrates the Chinese New Year with her family, discovers this is the year she is supposed to "find herself." Illustrations.

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