The Year of the Rat

By Lin, Grace

Publishers Summary:
In the Chinese Year of the Rat, a young Taiwanese American girl faces many challenges: her best friend moves to California and a new boy comes to her school, she must find the courage to forge ahead with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator, and she must learn to find the beauty in change.

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ISBN
978-0-31611-426-4
Publisher
Little


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2008

Gr 3-5 This compact sequel to "The Year of the Dog" (Little, Brown, 2006) charts an eventful year, based on the author's own childhood. As the story opens, Pacy (who uses an American name, Grace, at school) is celebrating Chinese New Year with her family and friends. Their gatherings always center on food and the delightful stories her parents tell of their lives in Taiwan and of coming to America. As Pacy's dad relates the story of the rat and the Chinese zodiac, her mother no...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2008

The Year of the Rat, the first in the twelve-year Chinese cycle, signifies new beginnings. However, Pacy finds it difficult to face the major change in her life: her best friend, Melody, the only other Asian student in her school, is moving away. Pacy is left with friends who do not understand her. When classmate Charlotte claims that Pacy can only be a "cut...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2008

The Year of the Rat brings major change for Pacy (<i>The Year of the Dog</i>), as her best friend moves away. Pacy also starts...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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