Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Minli and her parents are dirt poor. They scratch out a living on their little plot of land but are able to harvest just barely enough rice to keep themselves alive. Minli’s dad tries to cheer them up by telling adventurous stories at night, stories full of talking fish and dragons.

Minli, having grown up on her father’s stories, believes that the Old Man of the Moon controls people’s fortunes. When a talking Goldfish reveals the way to Never-Ending Mountain, the home of the Old Man of the Moon, Minli sneaks off to find the Old Man and discover what will bring her family good fortune.

This begins a journey that will take Minli many miles. On her quest to change her family’s fortune Minli befriends a flightless dragon, an orphan and a King. She faces riddles and danger and the unknown with bravery and determination. She has to be smart and decisive but she also has to stay true to herself and what she believes to be right and fair and true. Author: Grace Lin

Minli reminds me a lot of Mulan – the Disney movie is based on the real story of a woman warrior in China. If you like the Chinese folklore that is part of Minli’s story try Fa Mulan or Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate – an adventure about a boy and Chinese dragon. The last two are other books by Grace Lin.
Fa Mulan Timothy and the Dragon's Gate The Year of the Rat The Year of the Dog
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