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Where The Mountain Meets The Moon
by Grace Lin
PUBL. RECOMMENDED AGE: 8-12
LEXILE READING LEVEL: 820L {what is this?}
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
YEAR PUBLISHED: 2009
NO. PAGES: 288
GENRE{S}: Literary Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
MAIN CHARACTER GENDER: Female
SERIES: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
SEQUEL: Starry River of the Sky
AWARD{S}:
Newbery Honor
Parents Choice Award
ISBN: 0316114278
READ & REVIEWED BY: Shannon - StorySnoop


The Story
Where The Mountain Meets The Moon—Book Review

Minli lives in a loving but poor home in a place called Fruitless Mountain. After her mother scolds her for spending what little money they had on a goldfish, Minli journeys to find the Old Man of the Moon with the hopes of bringing prosperity to her village and happiness to her mother. Along the way she makes some remarkable friends -- including a dragon -- has amazing adventures, and learns the secret to happiness.
The Scoop
Where The Mountain Meets The Moon—Book Review
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This gem of a book is about gratitude, perseverance, and appreciating the important things in life. Beautifully written and illustrated, this is one of those award-winning books that both kids and adults will really enjoy. Minli is a selfless girl who demonstrates faith, courage, kindness, and loyalty throughout the story. Her mother begins as a bitter woman who is jealous of those with wealth and frowns upon the dreams that Minli and father share. By the story's end, she is happy and realizes (along with the rest of the characters) that money means very little, and that love and generosity trump all. In one of the fables, it is referenced that a bad man stabbed a girl, but it is not described. This is a wholesome book that would be a good choice to read aloud. It might be tricky for an eight-year-old to read alone, and may be best for a nine- or ten-year-old.
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by haileycat {YOUTH}
on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 09:58:28 PM

This book is awesome! Me and my sister got my whole family to read it including my dad who isn't really into fansity. We all love this book. I espeacially love it beacuse it has such a great moral: The key to happiness is thankfulness. So true! This book really shows that no matter who you are or what you do you can always be happy.
by iluvchocolate {YOUTH}
on Friday, October 29th, 2010 10:42:01 PM

This book is one of my faves. I am in a tween book club with my BFFs and this is our favorite so far! This is not normally the kind of book I would read, I am more into realistic fiction but I thought this fantasy fairytale book was amazing! I really recommend this to anybody, anyone who loves any kind of genre! Where The Mountain Meets The Moon is a fantastic book with a great moral saying "Money does not buy happiness."
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