Monday, February 7, 2011

Bibliophile's Corner

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
by Grace Lin

Flap copy description:
In the valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young girl named Minli spends her days working hard in the fields and her nights listening to her father spin fantastic tales about the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon. Minli's mother, tired of their poor life, chides him for filling her head with nonsense. But, Minli believed these enchanting stories and embarks on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man of the Moon and ask him how her family can change their fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest.

My thoughts:
This beautifully illustrated middle grade novel is a 2010 Newbery Honor winner. In 278 pages, I was taken on a journey, so extraordinary, that it caused me to finish this book in one sitting! Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is truly a gem and is destined to be a children's classic. The author/illustrator, Grace Lin, is asked often whether it will be seen as a movie. For her response, check out her blog.

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