The Year of the Dog

The Year of the Dog

Book - 2007
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Grand Central Pub
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 over 15 pages of new content, including deleted stories, a Q&A with the author and editor, photos from the author's childhood, and more!

Baker & Taylor
As Pacy celebrates the Chinese Year of the Dog with her family, she finds out that this is the year she is supposed to "find herself," in a debut novel that addresses the universal themes of friendship, family, and finding one's passion in life. Reprint.

& Taylor

Frustrated at her seeming lack of talent for anything, a young Taiwanese American girl sets out to apply the lessons of the Chinese Year of the Dog, those of making best friends and finding oneself, to her own life.

Publisher: New York: : Little, Brown & Co., 2007
ISBN: 9780316060028
Characteristics: 134 p


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Feb 11, 2018

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Jul 12, 2016

Entertaining and hilarious, you will never get enough of this book!!

Gabi_Dubh Dec 04, 2014

A debut novel, profound and funny. Step in to the life of Pacy, a young Taiwanese American as she finds herself.

Sep 22, 2014

Even though this is a work of fiction, Grace Lin based her novels on her experiences growing up as a Taiwanese American. Both my daughter, a Chinese American, and I, an immigrant from China, love her work. I highly recommend this book and 'The Dumpling Day' by the same author to all parents who have ABC (American born Chinese) kids. Both novels are about searching for and accepting one's identity.

lakevilla_IDOL Jan 16, 2013

This book was not my type of book.It was a quick read and was very poor in catching the readers mind. I would not reccomend this book for anybody to read but you might want to try it because you never know.... you may like it.

Jun 10, 2012

Awsome book!!!! i loved it

wang1971 Jan 02, 2012

The book has really intristing
sentences,that has many nice ditails.

Grace Lin is a Taiwanese-American girl (the only asian girl in her school) and this story is about her life during the year of the dog and what happens to her. Perfect if you feel just like her. I loved it!!!

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Jun 09, 2016

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