The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin audiobook

The Year of the Dog

By Grace Lin
Read by Kim Mai Guest

Little, Brown Young Readers
4.03 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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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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Summary

Summary

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!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

* "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
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. The Horn Book
“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.” AudioFile
“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

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Author

Author Bio: Grace Lin

Author Bio: 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.03
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English