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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Paperback)

$11.99
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An all time favorite that begs to be reread and reread.  Luckily for all of us, Grace Lin wrote a trilogy that has no order and each book informs the other in different ways, so there's lots to reread and dissect and obsess over. If you, like me, have watched and fallen in love with Avatar: the Last Airbender while stuck at home, this trilogy have you just as (if not more) obsessed with it. Fantastical, mythical, heartwarming, enlightening, and inspirational--this book is so good it will give you goosebumps. -- Caitlin

— From Staff Favorites - Middle Grade

Autumn 2009 Kids' Indie Next List


“In the poor village of Fruitless Mountain -- where there is always lots of work to do and little food or time to rest -- a young girl named Minli decides to set off on a journey to find a way to improve her family's plight. Lin's story takes you on a magical adventure with a vivid setting and wondrous characters.”
— Lisa Fabiano, Wellesley Booksmith, Wellesley, MA

Description


This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver

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 and Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.

About the Author


Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of Starry River of the Sky, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat, Dumpling Days, and Ling & Ting, as well as pictures books such as The Ugly Vegetables and Caldecott Honor book A Big Mooncake for Little Star. Grace lives with her husband and daughter in Western MA, where they get plenty of winter snow. Her website is www.gracelin.com.