Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

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Annotation: Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.
Catalog Number: #36340
Binding Type: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition Date: 2011
Pages: 278 p.
Availability: Special Order Only - Contact Customer Service at +1 800 637-6581 or +1 217 243-5451
ISBN: Publisher: 0-316-11427-8 Perma-Bound: 0-605-24728-5
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-316-11427-1 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-24728-4
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2008032818
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
Starred Review ALA Booklist (Fri May 01 00:00:00 CDT 2009)
School Library Journal Starred Review (Wed Jul 01 00:00:00 CDT 2009)
ALA Booklist (Fri May 01 00:00:00 CDT 2009)
ALA Notable Book For Children
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Horn Book (Thu Apr 01 00:00:00 CDT 2010)
ILA Teacher's Choice Award
Kirkus Reviews
Newbery Honor
National Council For Social Studies Notable Children's Trade
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Wilson's High School Catalog
Wilson's Junior High Catalog
Word Count: 42,634
Reading Level: 5.5
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.5 / points: 7.0 / quiz: 131480 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.4 / points:10.0
Lexile: 820L
Guided Reading Level: T
Fountas & Pinnell: T

A Newbery Honor Winner A New York Times Bestseller This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver In the valleyofFruitless 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.