Where The Mountain Meets The Moon

ISBN-10: 0316038636
ISBN-13: 9780316038638
Author: Lin, Grace
Illustrated by: Lin, Grace
Interest Level: 4-7
Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Publication Date: April 2011

Copyright: 2009

Page Count: 320

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Interest Level

Grades 4-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: T
Lexile: 810L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 7.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Asian

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Asia

On 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.
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Charlotte, Where The Mountain Meets The Moon

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10/17/2011 10:03:11 AM
This book is one of the best I've ever read. The main character Minli goes in search of "The Old Man of the Moon" to ask him how to find happiness for the Jade Dragon so that she will allow it to rain in her village again. This book was reccommended to me by my teacher Ms. Alissa. This book was a Newberry Honor Book in 2009. The illustrations in this book are amazing and very detailed.