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The Girl Who Drank the Moon - Kelly Barnhill
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
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Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a... show more
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule--but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her--even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she’s always known. The acclaimed author of The Witch’s Boy has created another epic coming-of-age fairy tale destined to become a modern classic.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616205676 (1616205679)
ASIN: 1616205679
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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Lost Girls Reviews
Lost Girls Reviews rated it
5.0 The Girl Who Drank the Moon
What a delightful fairy tale! This was such a joy to read. I loved the mix of characters. There is a perfectly tiny dragon who truly believes he is simply enormous, a good witch with a heart of gold who rescues babies left in the woods to die, a poetry loving swamp monster, and so many other charact...
Clint
Clint rated it
Grade: 4rd Reading Level: 640L This book is about one city that gives up a child once a year to the woman in the woods. The woman in the woods does not understand why they give her the child. She takes the child to the another city where they are expecting children. This is a great chapter book ...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it
4.0 The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Never have I read a book that so succinctly turns every trope on it's head. I absolutely loved it! The story is put together fantastically. Each character is amazing in their own right. No one does quite what I expect, even when I thought I had a handle on the way the story was breaking the rules. T...
YA Fanatic
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3.0 The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Review
This is an odd little book and I can't decide if I liked it or not. Very different and very unique, if anything its worth checking out just because it is different. I read it since it recently won an award....
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4.0 Read this book, no matter how old you are. I won't tell if you pretend it's for your kids. (But let them read it too, just to be safe.)
I read a lot of incredible books in 2016, but I have to say, this was one of my favorites. It is the kind of book that you just want to put in someone else’s hands the minute you finish it, because you want to talk about it with someone you care about as soon as possible. This was an almost grown-up...
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