Synopses & Reviews
In this sequel to Year of the Dog
, Pacy has another big year in store for her. The Year of the Dog was a very lucky year: she met her best friend Melody and discovered her true talents. However, the Year of the Rat brings big changes: Pacy must deal with Melody moving to California, find the courage to forge on with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator, and learn to face some of her own flaws. Pacy encounters prejudice, struggles with acceptance, and must find the beauty in change.
Based on the author's childhood adventures, Year of the Rat, features the whimsical black and white illustrations and the hilarious and touching anecdotes that helped Year of the Dog earn rave reviews and satisfied readers.
"Middle-grade readers will find many ways to connect with Anna and her friends in this warm family and school story."
"This book deals deftly with a range of thorny adoption- and ethnic-stereotyping issues, such as the abandonment of female Chinese infants and the assumption that all Asians are gifted students, and it has special meaning for families touched by adoption."
and#8212;School Library Journal, starred review
"The science-fair and adoption angles make this useful in a number of settings, and readers who have followed Anna since fourth grade will hope Cheng goes on to keep tabs on her as she reaches sixth grade."
and#8212;Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
In this sequel to "The Year of the Dog," Pacy has another big year in store for her--one that brings big changes. She must deal with Melody moving to California, find the courage to forge on with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator, and learn to face some of her own flaws. Illustrations.
In the fully-illustrated sequel to The Year of the Book, Anna's familyand#160;adopts aand#160;baby from China. When her new sisterand#160;fails to thrive,and#160;Anna and herand#160;best friends Laura and Camille create aand#160;science project that may save the day.
Last year, Anna learned how to be a good friend. Now that her family has adopted a baby girl from China, she wants to learn how to be a good sister. But the new year proves challenging when the doctor warns that the baby isnand#8217;t thriving. Can Anna and her best friends, Laura and Camille, create a science project that saves the day? In this heartwarming sequel to Theand#160;Year of the Book, readers will be just as moved by Anna's devotion to her new sister as they will be inspired by her loving family and lasting friendships.
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.