This fantastical adventure novel mixes elements from The Wizard of Oz with Chinese folklore. A young girl named Minli leaves her impoverished village and embarks on a magical journey to see the mythical Old Man of the Moon to ask him how she can bring her family prosperity. Along the way, Minli is joined by a talking dragon who can't fly, and together they set out to find the Old Man of the Moon to ask him to fulfill their dreams.
This novel, which has earned three starred reviews and a Newbery Honor, is also accompanied by Grace's child-friendly illustrations, including 10 gorgeous full-color plates. Fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, with timeless elements of the classic The Wizard of Oz mixed in, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a wondrous story of adventure, devotion, and friendship.
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* "Children will embrace this accessible, timeless story about the evil of greed and the joy of gratitude."
—Booklist, starred review
* "Minli emerges a stalwart female role model who learns the importance of family, friendship, and faith during her amazing journey."
—Kirkus, starred review
Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of When the Sea Turned to Silver, 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 gracelin.com.