Grace Lin is an American author and illustrator of children’s books – from picture books to novels. She is a New York Times bestselling author. Grace grew up wanting to be an ice skater, but she didn’t have the attributes required to make it in that world. Instead, it was the pictures she drew that became her focus. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design, and set her goals on doing children’s books. Thus far in her career, she’s been awarded such honours as the American Booksellers Association’s “Pick of the List,” Bank’s Street College Best Books of the Year, Growing Good Kids Book Award Classic, Newbery Honor, Al Roker‘s Today Show Kid’s Book Club, Theodor Geisel Honor and many more. Aside from her books, Grace is a New York Times reviewer, an advocate for diversity, and a commentator for New England Public Radio. She lives in Florence, Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.

Grace Lin made her debut as an author and illustrator in 1999 with the picture book The Ugly Vegetables. Her debut novel, The Year of the Dog, was published in 2006. Below is a list of Grace Lin’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Pacy Lin Books

The Year of the Dog(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Year of the Rat(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dumpling Days(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ling & Ting Books

Not Exactly the Same!(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Share a Birthday(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twice as Silly(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Together in All Weather(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Starry River of the Sky(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When the Sea Turned to Silver(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Ugly Vegetables(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dim Sum for Everyone!(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Okie, Dokie Artichokie(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Robert's Snow(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Red Thread(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lissy's Friends(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bringing in the New Year(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thanking the Moon(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kite Flying(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fortune Cookie Fortunes(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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Grace Lin Synopses: The Year of the Dog is the first Pacy Lin novel by Grace Lin. When Pacy’s mom tells her that this is a good year for friends, family, and “finding herself,” Pacy begins searching right away. As the year progresses, she struggles to find her talent, deals with disappointment, makes a new best friend, and discovers just why the Year of the Dog is a lucky one for her after all.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a standalone fantasy title by Grace Lin based on Chinese folklore. In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life’s questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family’s fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer.

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