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  • Title: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
  • Author: Grace Lin
  • ISBN: 9780316114271
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young girl named Minli spends her days working hard in the fields and her nights listening to her father spin fantastic tales about the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon Minli s mother, tired of their poor life, chides him for filling her head with nonsense But Minli believes these enchanting stories and embarks on an extraordIn the valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young girl named Minli spends her days working hard in the fields and her nights listening to her father spin fantastic tales about the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon Minli s mother, tired of their poor life, chides him for filling her head with nonsense But Minli believes these enchanting stories and embarks on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man of the Moon and ask him how her family can change their fortune She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest Source Jacket flap
    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon In the valley of Fruitless Mountain a young girl named Minli spends her days working hard in the fields and her nights listening to her father spin fantastic tales about the Jade Dragon and the Old M

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    1. When an author wants to write their first fantasy novel for children, they ll sometimes fall back on the books they themselves loved as kids If they were Alice in Wonderland fans they might go the route of Neil Gaiman s Coraline If they were partial to The Wizard of Oz they could do as Salman Rushdie did when he wrote Haroun and the Sea of Stories As Grace Lin explains in her Author s Note to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, some of the books she read at eleven were dozens upon dozens of Chine [...]

    2. My five stars might be misleading I don t think I would have enjoyed this half as much reading it to myself as I did reading it aloud slowly over many nights with an utterly enchanted seven year old hanging on every word It s a magical quest story woven of Chinese folk tales and the author s own imagination, with bits of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz thrown in as well There are a few passages that are near quotations, apparently an homage to Baum s classic which I m guessing was a favorite of Lin s [...]

    3. Me ha encantado Al principio me recordaba mucho a El mago de Oz o Alicia en el pa s de las maravillas pero r pidamente va cogiendo su propio y nico estilo Est escrito a modo de f bula o cuento tradicional, con un mensaje final precioso y repleto de leyendas chinas reales e inventadas Una delicia de historia acompa ada de las preciosas ilustraciones que tambi n realiz la autora

    4. 2010 I am completely floored by this book It is perfect on so many levels at the beginning I was reading it with my three year old son in mind he has a crush on the picture of Grace Lin on the back flap , and the text seemed simple enough for him to understand and enjoy the book But by the end, I was reading for me, having forgotten all about my son, and I was thinking that every mother should read this book When I buy it this was a library copy , my son will have to fight me for it.I loved the [...]

    5. This book was beautifully written I found it as much a delight to read as my little one did to have it read to her.Minli is a young girl that lives in a poor village in rural China Under the gloomy shadow of a barren mountain, she and her family toil and drudge to just barely scrape by She watches as her mother grows and discontent with their lot in life, until finally Minli decides to ask the Old Man of the Moon how their fortune can be improved.What follows is a touching, intelligent adventu [...]

    6. Read via Overdrive app from the Try something different section Narrator Janet Song 3.5 stars, pleasant voice and good job narrating the story but her voices for different characters sometimes didn t sound all that different A beautiful and heartwarming with a couple teary moments tale Simply but elegantly written, the characters feel like old friends fairly quickly and worm their way into your heart.I don t know what else to say except I enjoyed this one very much It is written for a younger au [...]

    7. You know what, nuts to my original review I keep waxing on and on about how wise this book is and it s true, but what s also true is that this is quite a tiny story that can be read or, accurately, absorbed in the space of an afternoon It s just that the sense of wonder transforms that stretch of time intoI don t even know, like a magical leap into someone else s imagination or something, that keeps making me come back and ponder it, trying to philosophize and pin down the themes and characters [...]

    8. I loved this book I love learning about myths from the Asian culture I love how the blurb related this to the Wizard of Oz, and I can see that relationship MeiLi is on a quest, a journey Like Dorothy, she realizes she doesn t need anything from an outside source She has the power within This is such a lovely tone The culture is celebrated and the importance of family is here and I love how nature plays into the story so intricately I enjoy the people she meets along the way and the story with th [...]

    9. We loved this book Beyond the strength of the characters Minli in striking out on her own to change her family s fortune, Ba in waiting and loving and hoping, and Ma in learning to seek forgiveness , there was a beauty to the writing that made reading it aloud a joy.

    10. This book made me interesting at first by the cover It looked mysterious and fantasy I really like mystery books and fantasy books so this is why I was attracted to the book While reading, it was also very interesting about who the King of the Fruit Mountain I really liked how the author made the format of the book for the readers You can guess whoever the King of the Fruit Mountain is I am looking forward to this author s other books too.

    11. The voice of the narrations were done by Minli, and I think the narrations were executed perfectly for her age in the story I anticipate that this novel would be to difficult for young readers because of the vocabulary I suggest Where the Mountain Meets the Moon for readers fourth grade and older It s a wonderful story with a great message that wealth and fortune don t give one prosperity and happiness and that the key to happiness is thankfulness When reading Where the Mountain Meets the Moon I [...]

    12. It might be unfair that I rank all children s books to The Tale of Despereaux I loved the adventures of the tailless mouse with his needle sword braving the dark rat infested underground Similar to it s YA older brother Redwall, Despereaux will forever be the high bar I compare other children s books to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin, I believe, reached my high standards The fact this book won the Newberry Award means no difference to me I ve read many award winning books and som [...]

    13. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a pretty darn adorable MG novel Minli lives in a village beside the Fruitless Mountain, and decides to find fortune for her family, for her Ma often complains about how poor they are To discover that fortune, Minli is told by a goldfish to ask the Old Man of the Moon So Minli sneaks away, and in her adventures frees a goldfish, rescues a dragon, meets a king, and meets two lucky twins And on each adventure she s told folktales as the journey she s on becomes [...]

    14. SEBAL SEBALSEBALBAl Setelah berlama lama menikmati penampilan fisik, akhirnya buku ini mulai saya baca kemarin Tentunya dengan kecepatan gigi satu _ Setiap bab berhenti sekian lama guna menikmati aneka ilustrasi yang disajikan beberapa baris dibaca ulang, kadang malah menajdi satu halaman dibaca ulang Saya jadi terobsesi dengan buku ini Saya menuntut kesempurnaan Itu makanya saat saya menemukan sebuah hal kecil yang mengganjal, saya langsung merasa kesal Okokok teramat sangat KESAL Hal kecil mem [...]

    15. Actual Rating 3.5 I did enjoy this one but I thought the writing was a little juvenile and the stories were a little awkwardly placed at some times Everything was really interesting to learn and know, but I felt like something was missing that I can t quite put my finger on I liked the hero s journey in this one and the way the story came to a conclusion, but I feel like there were other stories in between I would have liked to hear and some that I wanted a satisfying conclusion to.I really lik [...]

    16. I really liked the way this book was set up The story within a story type style made everything interesting for me Also, I like how in the end they all tied together making a moral for the story I loved the character Minli, which is strange because I usually don t like female children characters in books But Minli showed strong courage and wasn t some stupid little girl that always got herself into trouble I found myself excited to finish this book to find out what happens It wasn t as predicta [...]

    17. Inspired by folktales of China, this is the story of a young Chinese girl named Minli She lives in a poor village underneath a stark mountain and every day her mother expresses her discontent So Minli sets out to find the Old Man of the Moon to ask him how to change their fortune What follows is the story of her journey Along the way she meets many different characters and hears many different stories The book reads like a fable, which is fitting because it contains so many stories The ending is [...]

    18. I just finished rereading this delightful story, and I loved it even the second time around When my youngest sister was 9 she received this book for Christmas Upon finishing the book she loved it so much that she promptly flipped the book back over and read it again a second time Only after her second read did she let me borrow it Young Minli leaves the Valley of the Fruitless Mountain to seek her fortune for her family, and to save them from the drudgery of laboring endlessly everyday for just [...]

    19. Lovely little story about a girl and the adventures she has in an effort to change her family s fortune Min Li is a caring, resourceful, smart, determined and, above all, kind person She heads out on her own to improve change her family s fortune She encounters a dragon and several people, who she helps and who help her get closer to her goal I loved how all the stories recounted by Min Li s father and others along her travels all connected in some way, either through Magistrate Tiger, or an obj [...]

    20. What a magical, wonderful story this is I was utterly absorbed The only comparison I can think to make is to Salman Rushdie s Haroun and the Sea of Stories This is a bit akin to epic fantasy and has a female protagonist, but it has that same feel of a modern fairy tale Reading Levels Grades 3 5, DRA 50, Lexile 810L

    21. This was really wonderful to read I m glad it was assigned in my kidlit class With its beautiful illustrations, and lovely story based off Chinese mythology, I definitely give a thumbs up to this MG fantasy.

    22. I seem to be in the vast minority when it comes to this book everyone seems to love it, and the Newbury stamp on the cover just adds to its prestige I, too, was expecting to love it, as I love mythology from all over the world and found the idea of an adventurous young girl embarking on a journey with a dragon to better her family fortune captivating Sadly, while the book contains strong messages and weaves together several traditional stories of Chinese folklore, the writing itself is sadly bla [...]

    23. You re always wishing to do impossible things Minli and her family live at the edge of Fruitless Mountain While content with her life, she sees her parents suffer from hard work and lack of food Legend has it, that their land was cursed when the Jade Dragon became heartbroken after losing her dragon children But as the dragon children are nowhere to be found Minli decides she must go and ask the Old Man of the Moon how else to change the fortune of the Fruitless Mountain I ran out of reading mat [...]

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