Text copyright © 2013 by Andrea ChengIllustrations copyright © 2013 by Patrice Barton All rights reserved. For information about permission to reproduceselections from this book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifﬂin HarcourtPublishing Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003.Houghton Mifﬂin is an imprint of Houghton Mifﬂin Harcourt Publishing Company.www.hmhbooks.comThe text of this book is set in Berkeley Oldstyle.The illustrations are drawn with pen and ink and digitally colored.
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Cheng, Andrea.The year of the baby / written by Andrea Cheng ; illustrated by Patrice Barton.p. cm.Summary: Fifth-grader Anna is concerned that her baby sisterKaylee, adopted from China three months ago, is not thriving, soshe and her best friends, Laura and Camille, create ascience project that may save the day.ISBN 978-0-547-91067-31. Chinese Americans—Juvenile ﬁction. [1. Chinese Americans—Fiction. 2.Babies—Fiction. 3. Science projects—Fiction. 4. Intercountry adoption—Fiction. 5. Adoption—Fiction. 6. Best friends—Fiction. 7.Friendship—Fiction. 8. Schools—Fiction.]I. Barton, Patrice, 1955– ill. II.Title.PZ7.C41943Yd 2013[Fic]—dc232012018679Manufactured in the United StatesDOC 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 145XXXXXXXXXX