Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 9 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer.

Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat, returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.
 

About Grace Lin

See more books from this Author
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.
 
Published May 12, 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 299 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Bitter and resentful, Minli’s mother complains when her husband fills Minli’s imagination with enchanting tales of Never-Ending Mountain and the Old Man of the Moon.

May 01 2009 | Read Full Review of Where the Mountain Meets the ...

Christian Science Monitor

Dorothy – with her gingham dress, silver shoes, and little dog – may be the most instantly recognizable heroine in classic American literature.

Dec 01 2009 | Read Full Review of Where the Mountain Meets the ...

BookPage

But, despite my long list, Lin’s adventure story reads like an homage to Oz rather than a story derived from it.

Sep 07 2015 | Read Full Review of Where the Mountain Meets the ...

Common Sense Media

In the meantime, Minli's parents are desperate for her return, but her father's stories and a talking goldfish help them cope, and Minli finds a different kind of fortune than she expected.

Jul 01 2009 | Read Full Review of Where the Mountain Meets the ...

Kidz World

Where The Mountain Meets The Moon is the story of a girl named Minli, who lives in a tiny hut with her mom and dad in the shadow of Fruitless Mountain.

| Read Full Review of Where the Mountain Meets the ...

Red Room

For the last story within a story, The Story of Wu Kang, for instance, Lin stays in third person.

Apr 07 2010 | Read Full Review of Where the Mountain Meets the ...

https://www.commonsensemedia.org

In the meantime, Minli's parents are desperate for her return, but her father's stories and a talking goldfish help them cope, and Minli finds a different kind of fortune than she expected.

Sep 07 2015 | Read Full Review of Where the Mountain Meets the ...

Shelf Awareness

Grace Lin weaves a tapestry of original stories inspired by Chinese folklore into one seamless story of a girl who wishes to change her family’s fortune.

| Read Full Review of Where the Mountain Meets the ...

https://muse.jhu.edu

Inspired by her father's tales of the Old Man in the Moon and the Jade Dragon, a young Chinese girl sets off from her poor village in the Fruitless Mountain to change her family's fortunes.

| Read Full Review of Where the Mountain Meets the ...

Reader Rating for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
92%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 575 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review