• The Year of the Dog

  • By: Grace Lin
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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The Year of the Dog

By: Grace Lin
Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
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Publisher's Summary

A special edition of a modern classic by the Newbery-Award winning and best-selling 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 best-selling author and illustrator Grace Lin, and young listeners 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!

©2008 Grace Lin (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"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 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)

"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)

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We loved your book!!! And we also loved your “the ugly vegetables”book!!!👍🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️💮💮🈵🈴㊗️㊙️🉐🈹🈲🈸🈚️🈶🉑best book ever!!!!!

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Addicting read

Funny and relatable story of a Taiwanese American girl growing up in upstate New York. It begins and ends with her family celebrating Chinese New Year, following her joys and frustrations at school and home. Great read aloud! My almost five year old loved the Ramona and Fudge series, and was heartbroken when she got to the end of those. She was quite determined that she would not like this book, but five minutes in, she was hooked. She liked this book so much, it was hard to get her to get out of the car for daycare!

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Best book I ever listened to.

A very funny book that makes me feel like the characters are the people in my life.