Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Jul 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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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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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

Minlih goes on a wonderful adventure to try and find out what will give her family better fortune. The books switches back and forth between her story and her parents story. There are many stories within stories and amazing characters on the journey. Read full review

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User Review  - writerfidora - LibraryThing

This is a Newberry Honor book. It is beautifully written, with many stories that are reminiscient of the style of Chinese fables woven in to the main story. The characters and descriptions are also very interesting, and the book has some wonderful messages. I really enjoyed reading it. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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 picture books such as The Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone! Grace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Massachusetts. Her website is www.gracelin.com.

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