- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (April 12 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316038636
- ISBN-13: 978-0316038638
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.5 x 19.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 408 g
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Paperback – Apr 12 2011
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About the Author
Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of Starry River of the Sky, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, When the Sea Turned to Silver, The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat, Dumpling Days, and the Ling & Ting series, as well as picture books such as The Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone! Grace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design
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Minli sets off on an adventure determined to find the Old Man of the Moon. This man is said to bring good luck and fortune to people, and Minli and her family desperately need it. Her mother is always complaining about being poor, and her father keeps things joyful by telling imaginative stories.
While on her journey, Minli meets a handful of quirky, amazing characters, including a talking fish and a flightless dragon who help her in her quest to find the Old Man.
Minli is a heroine in a story that is part fantasy, part real life. The author weaves magical ideas and characters together that add another element to an already sweet story, making this one a novel that you don't want to miss.
Reviewed by: Angela S.
I did enjoy this one but I thought the writing was a little juvenile and the stories were a little awkwardly placed at some times. Everything was really interesting to learn and know, but I felt like something was missing that I can't quite put my finger on. I liked the hero's journey in this one and the way the story came to a conclusion, but I feel like there were other stories in between I would have liked to hear and some that I wanted a more satisfying conclusion to.
I really liked Minli and thought she was a great heroine. She was curious and awestruck by everything and didn't let the impossible stop her from chasing her dream. I liked how she grew throughout the story because of what she learned and the people she met. I think her story is the most important and the most interesting.
I would recommend this one if you're looking for a quick read that is enjoyable and teaches you about other cultures. I liked getting a view behind the veil sort of deal out of this one and am definitely glad I checked it out. This is my last #12DaysOfDiversity and 2016 read (since I doubt I can do 300+ pages in 20 minutes) and I feel like I ended on a really good note.
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Not only is the book well written, the art work is striking and memorable.Read more