What Is the Book "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon"?


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"Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" is a 2010 Newbery Honor selection written by Grace Lin. It tells the story of Minli, a young girl who sets off on a journey to find the mythical Old Man of the Moon. The novel is geared towards third through sixth graders.

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The plot of "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" involves Minli's desire to help her family. The protagonist lives in a small hut in the valley of Fruitless Mountain. Every night, Minli's father comforts her by telling stories about the Jade Dragon's travels and the wisdom of the Old Man of the Moon. The dragon has the ability to take people to the see the man in the moon, a wise figure who knows the answers to all of life's questions.

Upon hearing these magical tales, Minli decides to ask the Old Man of the Moon to change her family's fortunes. During the journey, Minli encounters many new people and magical creatures who assist her as she travels to her ultimate destination.

The book was published in 2009. It is 288 pages long and features illustrations throughout the piece. The book's website offers supplementary products, including an event kit and activity books.

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