88 pages, 8.54 × 6.14 × 0.24 in
August 20, 2007
American Girl Publishing Inc
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1593692919
ISBN - 13: 9781593692919
From the Publisher
Julie knows the holidays will be difficult this year, but when her sister Tracy refuses to go to Dad's house for Christmas, Julie feels as if her family is falling apart. Julie finds comfort spending time with her best friend, Ivy Ling, whose family is getting ready for Chinese New Year. When Julie?s whole family is invited to the Lings' New Year banquet, Julie worries about how they will get along. That night she discovers that they all have a chance at a new beginning. The "Looking Back" section explores Chinese New Year traditions.
About the Author
Megan McDonald grew up in Pittsburgh, PA in the 1960s. She attended Oberlin College and received a B.A. in English, then she went on to receive a Library Science degree at Pittsburgh University in 1986. Before becoming a full-time writer, McDonald had a variety of jobs working in libraries, bookstores, museums, and even as a park ranger. She has received various awards for her storytelling including a Judy Blume Contemporary Fiction Award, a Children's Choice Book award, and a Keystone State Award among others. She currently resides in Sebastopol, California with her husband and pets.