Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Book - 2009
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Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316114271
0316114278
9780316038638
Characteristics: 278 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm

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Also available as an eBook and eAudio.

Also available as an eBook and eAudio.

Also available on eAudio and as an eBook. A book for kids.


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jsmusic2020
Sep 23, 2020

Hands down a wonderful story. Well written and beautiful pictures. In the end, a great lesson for all of us to learn! Enjoy.

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Trixie_reads
Aug 19, 2020

Great storytelling in a really lovely book

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Sophia222
Aug 16, 2019

This book is insightful and beautifully written. I love the way the author wove in stories and legends within the primary plot of the book, which all provide important lessons for the main character as well as the reader. The vocab in this book is simple, which makes it perfect for children, however, the length makes it more suited to older children.

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SusanJ_124
May 05, 2019

This is an engaging, well-crafted book. I enjoyed the way Lin interwove the main plot line with stories drawing from her Chinese heritage. I liked protagonist Minli, a complex female character who read 'real' as well as her sidekick, Dragon, who (despite being a dragon) also read real. The interweaving of these main characters with the others that populated the book was wonderfully done, bringing new elements to the story without ever bogging down the plot.

I will definitely read other work by this author.

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FishcakeUdon
Apr 06, 2019

I wuv how Minli is strong and willing to risk her life to help her village

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violet_bird_1969
Dec 29, 2018

This is a wonderful book! It really teaches good lessons. #julietloves

JCLBeckyC Nov 19, 2018

This vivid, evocative fantasy seamlessly weaves Chinese folk tales with an adventure story modern children will love. The book has beautiful illustrations for those who want to savor this page-turner a little longer, but I recommend the audio version, richly read by Janet Song. It's a great choice for long family car rides, especially around the Thanksgiving holiday when we're in the mood to relish what's most important in life.

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Christie1977
Sep 12, 2018

I have read this book over five times. I loved it so much i bought it for my friend. I recommend everyone read this!

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donutwombat
Aug 04, 2017

A wonderful Chinese folklore, and very entertaining. Suitable for all ages and listed in the Future Classics book list!

ArapahoeSteffen Mar 20, 2017

Beautiful and entertaining mixture of traditional Chinese Folktale and the author's (Grace Lin)own inventive storytelling. A Newberry Honor Book.

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Sophia222
Aug 16, 2019

Sophia222 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Jun 17, 2017

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indigo_panda_85 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 12

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Diana1383
Jun 04, 2015

a girl called Minli, goes on adventures to make her village a happier place.

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