for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Minli’s family ekes out a meager subsistence from the rice fields in Fruit less Mountain’s shadow where the Jade River, whose color in reality dispar ages its name, meanders past the village. The only real joys in the young girl’s life are her father’s fantastic tales of Fruitless Mountain, Jade Dragon, and the Old Man of the Moon. Minli sets out on a marvelous journey to bring prosperity to her family and their village, guided only by her father’s mythol ogy, a goldfish, and the magic that prevails in hearts pure enough to believe. Grace Lin embellishes this original fairy tale with striking, gold spot art and evocative full-page, color illustrations. 2010 Newbery Honor. lmp
In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer.
Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz and Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.