The Year of the Rat (A Pacy Lin Novel #2) (Paperback)

The Year of the Rat (A Pacy Lin Novel #2) By Grace Lin Cover Image

Other Books in Series

This is book number 2 in the A Pacy Lin Novel series.


A fresh new look for this modern classic by the Newbery-Award winning and bestselling author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
In this sequel to Year of the Dog, Pacy has another big year in store for her. The Year of the Dog was a very lucky year: she met her best friend Melody and discovered her true talents. However, the Year of the Rat brings big changes: Pacy must deal with Melody moving to California, find the courage to forge on with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator, and learn to face some of her own flaws. Pacy encounters prejudice, struggles with acceptance, and must find the beauty in change.

Based on the author's childhood adventures, Year of the Rat, features the whimsical black and white illustrations and the hilarious and touching anecdotes that helped Year of the Dog earn rave reviews and satisfied readers.

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 pictures books such as The Ugly Vegetables and Caldecott Honor book A Big Mooncake for Little Star. Grace lives with her husband and daughter in Western MA, where they get plenty of winter snow. Her website is

Praise For…

Praise for Year of the Rat:
A CCBC Fiction for Children Choice

"Readers of this gentle, appealing sequel will appreciate the way the engaging protagonist discovers she can survive the changes a new year brings."
-- Kirkus

"An endearing story that will touch readers."
-- Booklist

Praise for Year of the Dog:
ALA Children's Notables list pick
Booklist Editor's Choice
Kirkus Best Early Chapter Book
New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing selection
Gold Award from the National Parenting Publications Awards
Texas Bluebonnet Nominee

[star] "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, starred review

"For any reader who enjoys stories of friendship and family life."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Girls everywhere, but especially those in the Asian-American community, will find much to embrace here."
--Publishers Weekly

"A gentle tale full of humor."
--The Horn Book

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316531344
ISBN-10: 0316531340
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 19th, 2019
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: A Pacy Lin Novel