Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!

By: Grace Lin

Series: Ling & Ting, Book 1
They have the same brown eyes. They have the same pink cheeks. They have the same happy smiles. Ling and Ting are identical twins-but whether they get haircuts, perform magic, make dumplings, or tell stories, it's plain to see that they are not exactly the same. Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9780316024525

JLG Release: Sep 2010


Series: Ling & Ting
Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Twins , Sisters , Individuality , Chinese Americans

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Awards & Honors

2011 ALA Notable Children’s Books, Younger Readers; Booklist 2010 Editor’s Choice, Books for Youth, Fiction, Young Readers; Horn Book Fanfare, Best Books of 2010, Fiction; Kirkus Reviews 2010 Best Children’s Books; Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Books 2010, Fiction; The New York Times Notable Children's Books of 2010

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist*, The Horn Book Magazine*, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal*

Horn Book

In her first early reader, Lin presents six chapters, each a brief, humorous story about twin sisters Ling and Ting. People are always telling them they're exactly the same; however, readers will get to know the identically dressed girls by their unique personalities (and Ting's uneven bangs). The stories are warmly illustrated with Lin's color-sat In her first early reader, Lin presents six chapters, each a brief, humorous story about twin sisters Ling and Ting. People are always telling them they're exactly the same; however, readers will get to know the identically dressed girls by their unique personalities (and Ting's uneven bangs). The stories are warmly illustrated with Lin's color-saturated art inside boldly hued borders.

Junior Library Guild


• Good-humored twins let their differing personalities shine in amusing episodes.
• Ling and Ting’s Chinese American ethnicity provides a welcome injection of diversity to the early-chapter-book genre.
• The six short chapters flow nicely, with elements first introduced in one story appearing again later on. Ting’s botched

• Good-humored twins let their differing personalities shine in amusing episodes.
• Ling and Ting’s Chinese American ethnicity provides a welcome injection of diversity to the early-chapter-book genre.
• The six short chapters flow nicely, with elements first introduced in one story appearing again later on. Ting’s botched haircut is a humorous and clever way to allow readers to differentiate the twins throughout the book.
• Grace Lin’s bright, simple artwork highlights the twins’ closeness and sense of fun. Illustrations appear in frames that vary in color for each chapter.

Book Details

ISBN

9780316024525

First Release

September 2010

Genre

Fiction

Dewey Classification

E

Trim Size

6" x 9"

Page Count

48

Accelerated Reader

Level 1.8; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 2.3; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level 390L

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Little, Brown

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Twins, Sisters, Individuality, Chinese Americans,

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