The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky,
but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home
and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice
the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems-where has the innkeeper's
son gone? Why are Master Chao and Widow Yan always arguing? What is
the crying sound Rendi keeps hearing? And how can crazy, old Mr. Shan not know
if his pet is a toad or a rabbit?
But one day, a mysterious lady arrives at the Inn with the
gift of storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself. As
she tells more stories and the days pass in the Village of Clear Sky, Rendi
begins to realize that perhaps it is his own story that holds the answers to
all those questions.
Newbery Honor author Grace Lin brings readers another
enthralling fantasy featuring her marvelous full-color illustrations. Starry
River of the Sky is filled with Chinese folklore, fascinating
characters, and exciting new adventures.
* "Read this aloud when studying China and Taiwan, when studying the many cultural heritages of America, or just for fun."
—Library Media Connection, starred review
"This third outing is as warmhearted as the first two. Deftly weaving together historical anecdotes and simple line illustrations, Lin once again touches the heart of growing up in a multicultural family."
Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of Starry River of the Sky, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat, Dumpling Days, and Ling & Ting,as well as picture books such as The Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone! Grace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Massachusetts. Her website is www.gracelin.com.