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The companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and the National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver

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.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on October 2, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0316125954
ISBN-13: 9780316125956
24 Book Reviews
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  • inmemoryofcpr
    inmemoryofcprSaturday, May 25, 2019 at 4:49 pm33 stars
    When Rendi runs away from home and works at a village inn, he finds many odd things that other people don't notice. When he tells true stories about his father he starts to wonder if his father really loves him and if people are starting to be suspicious of him. So Rendi goes on a fantastic adventure to help the villagers problems and uncovers some interesting secrets.
    • yy2134
      yy2134Friday, August 14, 2015 at 2:39 pm55 stars
      I decided to read this book since it was a prequel to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. I thought since the first book was so amazing, I should read the second book too. I was correct. It was the best book ever. I love how it is connected to the first book.
      • swimmerlife353
        swimmerlife353Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 12:41 pm
        so cute
        • nerdsunite
          nerdsuniteTuesday, December 9, 2014 at 1:42 pm
          this book is really cool.
          • duddle
            duddleSunday, November 30, 2014 at 12:23 am
            REALLY GOOD READ IT LAST YEAR FOR ENGLISH
            • moonstoneshield
              moonstoneshieldTuesday, November 18, 2014 at 4:20 pm55 stars
              It explains a lot about things that were received or object that are told in the book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. Reni tells about his past and the woman on the woman on the moon explains her past and Master Chao's daughter tells her and together they find what they need in the end.
              • 00coolbeans00
                00coolbeans00Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm55 stars
                Even though I can't really remember most of the book, I will say that it is a really good book. It is about this boy that tries to find out why there is no moon and finds out his past and family along the way.
                • fluffykittypaws
                  fluffykittypawsSaturday, November 15, 2014 at 12:34 pm
                  Is this the sequel to "were the mountain meets the moon"? If it is OMG I want it!!!!
                  • chinagirl24
                    chinagirl24Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 12:38 pm
                    I want this
                    • chinagirl24
                      chinagirl24Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 12:38 pm
                      I want this