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ISBN13: 9780316114271
ISBN10: 0316114278
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Publisher Comments:

In West of the Moon, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Margi Preus expertly weaves original fiction with myth and folktale to tell the story of Astri, a young Norwegian girl desperate to join her father in America.

After being separated from her sister and sold to a cruel goat farmer, Astri makes a daring escape. She quickly retrieves her little sister, and, armed with a troll treasure, a book of spells and curses, and a possibly magic hairbrush, they set off for America. With a mysterious companion in tow and the malevolent andldquo;goatmanandrdquo; in pursuit, the girls head over the Norwegian mountains, through field and forest, and in and out of folktales and dreams as they steadily make their way east of the sun and west of the moon.

Praise for West of the Moon

FOUR STARRED REVIEWS

andquot;Like dun silk shot thought with gold, Preus interweaves the mesmerizing tale of Astriandrsquo;s treacherous and harrowing mid-nineteenth-century emigration to America with bewitching tales of magic. A fascinating authorandrsquo;s note only adds to the wonder.andquot;

--Booklist, starred review

andquot;Norwegian history, fiction and folklore intertwine seamlessly in this lively, fantastical adventure and moving coming-of-age story.andquot;

--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

andquot;Enthralling and unflinching, this historical tale resonates with mythical undertones that will linger with readers after the final page is turned.andquot;

--School Library Journal, starred review

andquot;Astri is like a girl out of a fairy tale, and the native folktales that Preus weaves through the narrative serve as guides, lessons, and inspiration for her.andquot;

--Publishers Weekly, starred review

Synopsis:

The author of the beloved "The Year of the Dog" returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship--an enchanting fantasy adventure reminiscent of "The Wizard of Oz." Full color.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Margi Preus has written many popular plays, picture books, and novels for young readers. She has traveled the globe to research her novels and, along the way, has made friends in Japan, Norway, and many other places. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota. Visit her online at margipreus.com.

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Mary Shortino-Buck, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Mary Shortino-Buck)
What sets this book apart is the authors ability to take you to a place that is both fantastical and familiar.

The illustrations are as lovely and rich as the words.
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Jonathan, September 13, 2009 (view all comments by Jonathan)
Grace Lin weaves together a collection of Chinese folk tales into one fantastic story about a little girl's journey to Never-Ending Mountain to talk to the Old Man of the Moon. I read it to my five-year-old daughter and she was simply entranced.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316114271
Author:
Lin, Grace
Publisher:
Little, Brown Young Readers
Author:
Preus, Margi
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Asian American
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Moon
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 archival photographs
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 224 pages Little, Brown Young Readers - English 9780316114271 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author of the beloved "The Year of the Dog" returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship--an enchanting fantasy adventure reminiscent of "The Wizard of Oz." Full color.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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