Wednesday, April 7, 2010
The Book Review Club - Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
by Grace Lin
Move over brothers Grimm, there is a new fairy tale weaver in town, Grace Lin. And the tales aren't scary! No cut off thumbs. No drown children. No wolves cross-dressing as grandmothers. Instead, the reader is whisked off to the mountains of ancient - but not too ancient - China as Minli travels to the Neverending Mountain to ask the man in the moon how to change her family's fortune. She meets a dragon who cannot fly along the way. He too, wishes to change his fortune, and joins her. They meet many many more interesting characters on their trip - greedy monkeys, a green tiger, a boy with a water buffalo, a prince - to the Neverending Mountain that help Minli and Dragon or vice versa, and sometimes, both.
I cannot wait to read this aloud to my daughters. I have a feeling it's going to be one we read over and over and over.
For more great reads, hop over to Barrie Summy's website to see all the writing world has to offer this month!