Friday, November 25, 2011

Where The Mountain Meets The Moon...


A book review by Fairday.

Lizzy and I were both able to meet  Grace Lin, the author and illustrator of Where The Mountain Meets The Moon. She is a very nice person and an inspirational speaker; this book is a Newbery Award Winner.

Minli's village is poor. Nothing ever grows, and the land is hard. Her Ma and Ba have to work tirelessly in order to keep what little they have. Ba likes to tell stories to pass the time, and Minli's spirits are always lifted by his words. Ma sighs, proclaiming that they both should start focusing on reality. But, when Ba tells Minli about the story of The Old Man In The Moon and the Never-Ending Mountain, Minli realizes that there there is hope, and that she could change her families fortune. After a strange meeting with a goldfish, Minli is convinced that she can bring prosperity into her home and sets off on an amazing adventure, where she encounters some very odd characters. With the help of a few friends, she is led on a journey that will challenge her in ways that she never thought possible.

Where The Mountain Meets The Moon is an extraordinary book that magically weaves chinese folk lore into an exciting adventure of a young girl who is discovering herself and her place in the world. A twist to the classic tale The Wizard Of Oz, this book would be adored by anyone who loves to read a good story. The artwork is enchanting and truly captures the feeling behind the words. It is definitely one for my book shelf and I am thrilled to have stumbled upon it.

15 comments:

  1. I read The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin. It was really good. I haven't read any of her other books yet. This book sounds awesome! I love the fairytale storyline. I can't wait to read this book. Awesome review!

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    1. Elaine- I also read The Year of the Dog. It was a great read. I still need to read The Year of the Rat. Grace Lin is such a talented author! ~L

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  2. Sounds fascinating!!!
    I think I won't be Team Jacob forever...just for a little while...lol...

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    1. Patty- It is fascinating! lol about Team Jacob. :) The last movie will be out soon! ~L

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  3. Elaine and Patty- I think you would love the book.

    @Patty- I can see why! It's a tough decision :)

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  4. I read The Year of the Dog and The Year of the Rat. I haven't read this one. It sounds good. I think my cousin would love it- I'm going to tell her about this review and book

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    2. Flex- I hope your cousin got a chance to read this one. I read it this summer- thanks to Fairday's review. It is awesome! :) ~L

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  5. Awesome review Fairday! I agree- Grace Lin was really nice. It was so fun to meet her. I haven't read this book yet- but it looks great. I will have to get it soon!

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  6. What a lovely story. I haven't read this one but am adding it to my TBR list. Thanks for a very nice review.

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    1. Beverly- It really is a lovely story. So glad you enjoyed the review. :) ~L

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  7. Good review. This sounds like a good book- but I am not sure it is my type. I might give it a try...

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    1. Trey- Glad you enjoyed the review. I don't know if you decided to give it a try- but it is a book that can be enjoyed by all. :) ~L

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  8. I so love Chinese folklore. How fun this book sounds.

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    1. Donna- If you love Chinese folklore then I think you will fall in love with this book. :) ~L

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