Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

"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."

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Abstract: 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.

Publisher: Little Brown and Company, 278 pages


Anonymous said...

I love this book. I love the simplistic style that it was written in. I think it is Newbery Material.

DogEar said...

I also hope this one wins the Newbery. I've read many of the books on your list and I'm pulling for this one! I admit, I'm hoping for an accessible book for youngsters. Many of the titles on your list are in my system's mock printz award list.

Anonymous said...

I cannot put this book down. It is the first book I have read by this author and I love it. The names in this book are easy to pronounce. I love the concept of reading different mini-stories within the larger story--and how they are all connected. I hope this gets an award!