Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
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... show more
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.
Publish date: April 12th 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Aren't the illustrations of this book beautiful?My two favorites, though, are when Minli walks the red silk rope bridge to the Never-Ending Mountain, and when she's sharing a dinner with the king in Clasping the Moon Pavilion:And of course, there is the lovely cover.I guess I shouldn't have been sur...
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin I had been wanting to read this book for a while and last year when I went with a friend to see a creative dramatic production based on the book, it moved even higher on my list. Since I kicked off a monthly program on folktales and started out with a...
I loved this! A combination of what felt like Chinese fairy tales and the adventures of a delightfully intelligent and brave heroine plus spectacularly gorgeous color paintings throughout the book made this whole experience thoroughly delightful.Favorite Quotes"Stories are not foolish.""You lose on...
This was a good book. I really enjoyed reading Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. It is a enjoyable read for grades 4-7. Grace Lin combines Chinese legends and folklore with her own imagination in this book. It is the tale of a young girl named Minli. She is fascinated by her father's stories. But ...
Read for my Children's Lit class. Annotated Bibliography written for class Summary: Where the Mountain Meet the Moon is tale of young Minli and her quest to change her family’s fate. Minli lives in a poor muddy village at the intersection of the Jade River and the Fruitless Mountain. Minli is a hap...