The Year of the Rat

The Year of the Rat

by Grace Lin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316033619
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Series: Pacy Lin Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 312,573
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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 & 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.

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Year of the Rat 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! My favortie is dumppling days also by grace lin! MUST GET THIS AND THE REST OF HER BOOKS! -Kara breneman ***best books ever!***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book. Written in the first person it is different from other books. It is great also to learn about the chinese cultere in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great life lessons. Well written and absorbing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grace lin is an awesome writer i have year of the dog if u are thinking about buying get rightt now. She is one of my fav authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GRACE LIN IS SUCH A GREAT WRITER HER BOOKS ARE VERY GOOD ESPECIALLY WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON .I JUST LOVE HER BOOKS!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was very good. Grace Lin is a very good other!
pooge_catcher More than 1 year ago
She should have gotten a Newbery Award for this book. Say I if tou loved it! I I I!
Alaina Stout More than 1 year ago
i think this book and its prequel are great for kids learning English as a second language
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grace Lin has many AWESOME books and this is just one of them. This book is so worth buying it. But you can't just buy this one (cause I know you will like it ) buy every one of Grace Lin's books. If you know what I mean this book is also an Aecelarated Reader ( AR ). If you do not know what I mean do not worry, only some people know what it is. YOU WILL LOVE. THIS BOOK! I know so!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LUV IT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the year ofrhe dog and it was awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book for all ages. It is about a young girl called Grace. She is chinese and american.you will be able to live in her chinese american world. I also recomend "where the mountain meets the moon","the year of the dog" and"dumpling days" by Grace Lin
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool but Where The Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin is even better you should read it
Hong Thai More than 1 year ago
I love the first book i want to read the sequeal so bad!
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
*Enlightening. *Informative. *Educational. *Comical and entertaining. *Engaging. *Fascinating facts for cultural awareness. This novel provides educational facts about Taiwanese and Chinese cultures. You will read about a tea ceremony, how it may feel to be "fresh off the boat," and the meaning for jumping on a bride and groom's bed on their wedding night, and many other interesting facts about the two cultures in this storyline. If the youth enjoy this book they may also be interested in "Liberty Porter: First Daughter," "Liberty Porter First Daughter: New Girl in Town," "Keena Ford and the Second Grade Mix-up," and "Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up."
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing 8 months ago
In this sequel to Year of the Dog, Pacy Lin is facing another new year. The year of the rat is a year for changes and Pacy is not at all sure that she wants anything to change. When Pacy's best friend Melody moves to California, Pacy feels lost. Her other friends at school don't understand her the way Melody did. Worse still, a new family from China is renting Melody's house and Pacy's parents expect her to befriend the social outcast Dun Wei. Pacy's questioning her friendships and her talents (after she learns that being an artist is considered a "cold door"... a career that won't bring much wealth), but if she can make it through the year of the rat, she might find that she herself has changed for the better. I liked this sequel, which is told in the same style as YOTD. Pacy's parents interject stories from their lives and from Chinese legend into the modern-day story of Pacy's life. Pacy's mother tells what it was like to be an immigrant in America, Pacy's father relates legends about Chinese New Year. Although it may be more satisfying if you've read the first book, this book could stand alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totaly love the book
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Whoever wrote thar december 30 comment, she might read these! Shes not vietnamese american, shes tiwanese american.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very poor. I hated it from the start. She whines a lot, and doesnt understand how others think. And she describes this all out like its a little party, but its not. Its not all food and cleanness and stuff, its also: PRAY TO THE SPIRITS AND ASK THEM FOR HEALTH, LONG LIVES, AND EDUCATION AND WEALTH! U GUYS DONT UBDERSTAND US AT ALL! ~KBM