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Newbery Honor WinnerIn 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...
Newbery Honor WinnerIn 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...
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  • Newbery Honor Winner

    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.
    Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat, returns with a wondrous story of happiness, family, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless adventure story in the classic tradition of The Wizard of Oz.
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  • Grace Lin grew up in upstate New York and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. She now lives in Massachusetts.
    Grace has written and illustrated several picture books featuring the Chinese American family depicted in this book (based on her own childhood family!), which include Dim Sum for Everyone!, Kite Flying, Fortune Cookie Fortunes, and Bringing In the New Year. She has also written three novels for young readers: The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat, and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.

    You can learn more about Grace Lin's work at www.gracelin.com.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Minli and her family are trying to eke out a living in the shadow of Fruitless Mountain, on the banks of the Jade River. While Minli's mother is bitter about their hard life, her father lightens their harsh existence by spending the nights telling stories of the Jade Dragon who made their mountain fruitless. Grace Lin's story draws on many elements of Chinese folk tales. Janet Song weaves the folktales into Minli's quest to find the Old Man of the Moon and change her family's fortune. Song carries the listener to a mystical land where listeners will cheer Minli on her quest and root for her to be reunited with her parents. N.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine

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