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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Format:  Hardcover,

278 pages

Publisher: Little Brown & Co

Publish Date: Jul 2009

ISBN-13: 9780316114271

ISBN-10: 0316114278

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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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Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Publish Date: Jul 2009
ISBN-13: 9780316114271
ISBN-10: 0316114278
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 278
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.05
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 7.75 x 0.75

Awards and Recognitions

  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award, 2012 (United States)
  • Newbery Medal, 2010 (United States)
  • Maine Student Book Award, 2010 - 2011 (United States)
  • Nutmeg Children's Book Award, 2013 (United States)
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, 2011 - 2012 (United States)
  • Sunshine State Young Reader's Book Award, 2011 - 2012 (United States)
  • Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2010 (United States)
  • Georgia Children's Book Award, 2011 - 2012 (United States)
  • Nene Award, 2012 (United States)
  • Iowa Children's Choice Award, 2012 - 2013 (United States)
  • Young Reader's Choice Award, 2012 (United States)
  • Rhode Island Children's Book Award, 2011 (United States)
  • Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, 2010 (United States)
  • Beehive Children's Fictional Book Award, 2011 (United States)
  • California Young Reader Medal, 2012 - 2013 (United States)
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award, 2011 (United States)

Book description

In thevalleyofFruitless 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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