Thursday, June 27, 2019

#tbt: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. 288 p. Little, Brown Young Readers, July, 2009. 9780316114271. (Own.)

#tbt features Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. This intricate and beautiful story-within-a-story was published in July of 2009 and won a Newbery Honor in January of 2010. Lin also illustrated the novel. It is a fantasy/ adventure about Minli, an energetic ten-year-old pining for adventure, which she gets when her beloved father tells her stories. Her family and village are dirt poor and her bitter mother sees no value in these stories. She becomes upset when Minli purchases a goldfish. The goldfish talks and Minli sets out to find good fortune for her village. Lin wrote a companion novel, Starry River to the Sky in 2014, and a sequel, When the Sea Turns to Silver in 2016.

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