Where The Mountain Meets The Moon

Where The Mountain Meets The Moon

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In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. While her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man in the Moon, Minli's mother chides him for filling her head with stories. But inspired by these stories, Minli spends one of her precious copper pennies on a beautiful goldfish, which is said to be able to change the fortune of the owner. Her mother reprimands her for the silly purchase, but, it pays off when the goldfish talks and offers to show her the path to fortune and wealth! Minli is eventually joined by a dragon who can't fly, and together they set out to find the Old Man of the Moon to ask him to fulfill their dreams.
Fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, with timeless elements of the classic The Wizard of Oz mixed in, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a wonderous story of adventure, devotion, and friendship. Grace Lin has once again written a charming, engaging book for young readers.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 139 x 197 x 28mm | 504g
  • Little, Brown Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0316114278
  • 9780316114271
  • 86,494

About Grace Lin

Grace Lin is the author and illustrator of Year of the Dog, as well as eight picture books, including Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone. She is also the illustrator of over eight other books. She grew up in Upstate New York and is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design
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42,240 ratings
4.27 out of 5 stars
5 51% (21,400)
4 32% (13,588)
3 12% (5,182)
2 3% (1,316)
1 2% (754)

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WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON is a sparkling story of a young girl who wants to help her struggling parents by bringing good fortune to the family. 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.show more
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