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A Newbery Honor Winner
A New York Times Bestseller

This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver

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.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on July 1, 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0521021960
ISBN-13: 9780415495257
80 Book Reviews
  • kenna626
    kenna6263 months55 stars
    This book is the best! I recommend this book for ages 9 - 12.
    • bird_lover
      bird_lover5 months55 stars
      A wonderful tale of adventure and friendship I also recommend When the Sea turned to Silver by Grace Lin if you like this book
      • pandacupcake222
        pandacupcake22211 months55 stars
        Minli loves her father's enchanting stories about the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon and believes them more than anything. Minli knows her mother wishes they had more money, more food, and a better fortune. And Minli is desperate to please her. One day, Minli spots a man selling goldfish. The man tells Minli it will bring her good fortune. Minli believes him and buys a goldfish from him. When she returns home, her mother scolds her for buying such a useless thing and for believing the man. Minli soon realizes they don't have enough rice to spare to feed the goldfish and one night, sneaks off to free the goldfish. She has a different idea of how she will bring luck and fortune to her family. She'll go ask the Man of the Moon! After all, he knows everything...right?
        • diamond897
          diamond897almost 2 years55 stars
          This was very good book. Even though it is long it worth it. this book is very advneturus and you can get transported to the setting..
          • littlehowler56
            littlehowler56about 2 years55 stars
            I loved it because of all the stories it told, and everything clicked in the end
            • zzayumi
              zzayumialmost 3 years55 stars
              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 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.
              • chocoman
                chocomanalmost 3 years44 stars
                This is a very good for people who like legends and Morales
                • chocoman
                  chocomanalmost 3 years44 stars
                  I really Liked the book "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" by Grace Lin. I have read it about 2 times in a row! Now I am extremely happy to write this review.
                  • raven7almost 3 years
                    WTMMTM is a very good book. You should ask your parents to get it for you.
                    • meabout 3 years
                      So good