Thursday, January 21, 2016

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Written by: Grace Lin
First line: Far away from here, following the Jade River, there was once a black mountain that cut into the sky like a jagged piece of rough metal.

Why you should read this book: Melding a thrilling fantasy adventure with gorgeous, luscious prose and a series of interlinking stories within stories, this Newbury honor book follows little Minli on her quest to change her family’s fortune. A young girl living in an impoverished village with loving parents, Minli takes her father’s fairy tales and the advice of a fish on good faith and sets out to ask a question of the Old Man of the Moon, winning friends and influencing people along the way. Just a perfect example of great world-building, storytelling, and working with the English language to make it do what you want.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: You value money above all things.

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