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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
75 Book Reviews
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  • zzayumi
    zzayumiTuesday, July 30, 2019 at 2:51 pm55 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
      chocomanTuesday, July 16, 2019 at 8:39 pm44 stars
      This is a very good for people who like legends and Morales
      • chocoman
        chocomanTuesday, July 16, 2019 at 8:19 pm44 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.
        • raven7Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 3:54 pm
          WTMMTM is a very good book. You should ask your parents to get it for you.
          • meFriday, March 29, 2019 at 5:05 pm
            So good
            • ownster
              ownsterTuesday, November 6, 2018 at 11:40 am55 stars
              I have read this book an all I can say is very good.
              • ownster
                ownsterTuesday, November 6, 2018 at 11:36 am55 stars
                You should ask your parents to definitely get this book for you its about a girl who is very poor but there is the old man of the moon who knows everything so the girl goes on an adventure to ask the old man of the moon how to change her fortune.
                • chacedaneil18
                  chacedaneil18Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7:51 am
                  so good
                  • avacadosmoothie
                    avacadosmoothieWednesday, January 24, 2018 at 3:51 pm55 stars
                    this book is awesome and I think you should read it because it has a very valuable lesson. It's about a girl named Minlei and she goes on an adventure to find good fortune for her family because they're poor. And along the way, she meets some good friends.
                    • violet264
                      violet264Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 8:41 pm55 stars
                      I really love this book it is really good so far and i hope it will stay like that till the end