When the Sea Turned to Silver

When the Sea Turned to Silver

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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.

A fast-paced adventure that is extraordinarily written and beautifully illustrated, When the Sea Turned to Silver is a masterpiece companion novel to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 141 x 201 x 36mm | 630g
  • Little, Brown Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 031612592X
  • 9780316125925
  • 201,905

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Praise for When the Sea Turned to Silver:
A New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Children's Books of 2016 A National Book Award Finalist An IndieBound Bestseller NPR Best Book of the Year Pick The Horn Book Fanfare Best Books of 2016 ALA Notable Book for Children An Amazon Best Books of 2016 Pick A CCBC Children's Choices Pick A School Library Journal Best of 2016: Middle Grace Choice A Booklist Editor's Choice 2016 B&N Kids Blog 10 Notable Middle Grade Novels of 2016 Bank Street College of Education 2017 Best Children's Book of the Year
"Grace Lin has written a middle-grade trilogy of surpassing wonder and emotional weight... Remarkable... A must-read... Full of charm and driving action... Lin has made herself immortal in this trilogy, no doubt."-The New York Times Book Review
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In this captivating tale... readers will not only enjoy the 'frame' story revolving around Pinmei and Yishan, but will also like (and recognize) some of the other stories being told.--School Library Connection
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About Grace Lin

Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of Starry River of the Sky, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, 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 and lives in Massachusetts.
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Rating details

5,133 ratings
4.35 out of 5 stars
5 51% (2,607)
4 36% (1,873)
3 11% (547)
2 2% (79)
1 1% (27)
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