Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tuesday Review: "The Year of the Dog" by Grace Lin

This short chapter book tells the story of Grace, a Chinese-American girl. Grace learns that it is the Chinese "Year of the Dog," which is supposed to be a lucky one for her. She hopes that the "Year of the Dog" will help her learn about her talents and interests. Will Grace be lucky in the "Year of the Dog"? Read it to find out!

Woven throughout this story are tales of how Grace's family blends their Chinese heritage with American traditions. Readers from ages 7 to 10 who are interested in Chinese culture will especially like this book and its sequel, The Year of the Rat.

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