Monday, November 14, 2016

Bibliophile's Corner

When the Sea Turned to Silver
by Grace Lin

Flap Copy Description:
Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller.

Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother--before it's too late.

My Thoughts:
Grace Lin's most recent Chinese folklore fantasy, When the Sea Turned to Silver, just may be her best middle grade novel yet! And that's saying something, since her debut novel Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was awarded a Newbery Honor. When the Sea Turned to Silver is a beautifully written, lovingly illustrated, adventure tale that will touch the hearts of readers from all backgrounds, and I believe, all ages. I highly recommend When the Sea Turned to Silver!

Click here to visit the website of author/illustrator, Grace Lin.

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