Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

# 070976

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Item #: 070976
ISBN: 9780316038638
Grades: 3-7

Product Description:

Containing elements of science fiction and no small amount of fantasy, this novel presents the story of a young woman who embarks upon a magical quest to gain needed help for her village and family from the Old Man of the Moon. As her journey unfolds, she meets several fanciful creatures, including a talking fish, a powerful king, and a dragon who cannot fly. Written in a clear and compelling manner, this colorful and beautifully illustrated volume will be sure to captivate children who enjoy reading literature that is grounded in pure fantasy. The author, Grace Lin, has written several popular works of fiction that have received national acclaim. 280 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

Publisher 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 lifes 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 familys 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 Barnhills 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.

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Grace Lin
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Little, Brown and Company
0.95 (lbs.)
7.62" x 5.25" x 1.0"
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On our school book list
Katie W on Aug 25, 2020
Considering it for a middle school lit class at our co-op. Wonderful story!
Kristen S on Apr 14, 2020
Considering it for a middle school lit class at our co-op. Wonderful story!
Kristen S on Apr 14, 2020
Is this paperback or hardcover?
A shopper on May 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This book is a paperback.
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Great Story
My kids loved this story. There were a lot of little tales within the story that really kept their attention.
February 13, 2019
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