In this sequel to The 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, finds 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.
Grace Lin is the author and illustrator of Year of the Dog, as well as numerous picture books, including Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone. She is also a prolific illustrator for many books. She grew up in Upstate New York and is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She currently lives in Somerville, MA.