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."
"An endearing story that will touch readers."
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."
"Girls everywhere, but especially those in the Asian-American community, will find much to embrace here."
"A gentle tale full of humor."
--The Horn Book