Publisher: Little, Brown
Publication date: October 2012
Source: ARC from publisher
Series: Companion to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Things I Liked:
This is a quiet book, an unassuming book. I love the simple stories of simple people. I love the stories within a story (those always intrigue me) and I love how neatly folk tales are woven into the fabric of the people's livesrev. The book has a lot of little lessons that can be learned, but it's also entertaining and beautifully written. It's not as flashy as some MG books are, but I like it better for that. And I can't wait to see the full color illustrations (the ARC has some B/W ones, but most are not there at all), because even these unfinished sketches were absolutely astounding. I think this would make a fabulous read-aloud for younger grades.
Things I Didn't Like:
As I mentioned, not an exciting action-packed book. A soft, slow, sweet story that will make you think. The message is a bit obvious, but it isn't so bad that kids will be turned off.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
Overall rating: ****
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