Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

by Grace Lin
Trade Paperback, 304 pages
List Price: $11.99 Sale Price: $10.19

This Newbery Honor book features magic, adventure, friendship, and even a dragon who can't fly!

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.

Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat, returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.

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  Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Noah W. of Hillsboro, OR, 8/22/2016
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a unique fantasy book written by Grace Lin. Min Li, the heroine, goes on a quest to bring happiness to her family and her village. In the story, many stories are told that turn out to all be real and connected to each other. I really like the mystery-type feel of the book, i.e. how you can try to figure out how the stories are connected to each other. This book teaches a great lesson about happiness and unselfishness.