Thursday, June 26, 2014

40. The Year of the Dog - Grace Lin

audio read by Nancy Wu (very well, too)
3 unabridged discs/ 3 hours
2006, Little Brown
160 pgs.
Middle Grade CRF
Finished 6/26/2014 (with Ella while riding around Cumberland County)
Goodreads Rating: 3.88
My Rating: 4 (Ella thought it was awesome, I liked it)
Bosler Library, Carlisle
Setting: Upstate New York
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My comments:  Ella (7) and I listened to this as we were driving around this week.  She loved it.  When I asked her why, she said she liked learning more about the Chinese culture and the way American and Chinese cultures combine during holidays.  It was a very sweet story.

Goodreads Summary:   It's the Chinese Year of the Dog, and as Pacy celebrates with her family, she finds out that this is the year she is supposed to "find herself." Universal themes of friendship, family, and finding one's passion in life make this novel appealing to readers of all backgrounds. This funny and profound book is a wonderful debut novel by a prolific picture book author and illustrator and has all the makings of a classic.

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