“ Minli, a young girl, who lives in Fruitless Mountain Village, had left the village to seek her fortune because her family was so poor. They worked so hard, but there was barely enough food for them. So Minli, after been told by her ba about the old man of the moon, who knew how to change fortune. Minli was determined to make her family had better lives. But as the journey continued, Minli discovered something much more meaningful than jade and gold. She must make a decision that would affect her whole life and her family’s.
OMG, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is so powerful. I love it! Grace Lin did a fantastic job, describing the emotions and the settings. There are mythical creatures in the story too. I really like, how everything in the story ties together perfectly in the end.
“The Wizard of Oz... Chineses style.”Olgastravel wrote this review Wednesday, November 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Love this book! I just love the way the story is wound around different fairy tales and helps her to learn so much about herself and life in such a simple but wonderful way. Great book to read to kids. ”Sarah H wrote this review Tuesday, November 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is absolutely AMAZING!!! im not even half way through and it just grabs me!”alexasoca wrote this review Tuesday, October 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“AMAZING!!! about a girl who wants to know what she is ment for in life so she leaves home and goes on a great journey!”AbbyOsterlund5 wrote this review Tuesday, October 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Minli wants to help her family have a better life. Growing up in the shadow of the Fruitless Mountains, Minli watches while her mother and father slave away in the rice fields, and never seem to improve their lives. Driven by the folkore her father has told her entire life, she goes on a quest to find the Man In the Moon to help make their lives better. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a beautifully told story that incorporates tales from Chinese legends, and an inspiring, wholesome young heroine.
This book is recommended for upper elementary students (grades 3-6).
Themes: Loyalty, Family, Traditions, Folklore, Growing Up
Curriculum Connection: This book could be used in a unit on folklore to examine Chinese Symbolism. It also could be used in elementary school as a read aloud to discuss themes like family relationships and traditions.
Website Resources: http://www.gracelin.com/content.php?page=wherethemountainmeetsthemoon&display=activities
“It's about a girl named Minli who wants better fortune. She goes on an adventure to find it and she meets many other people on the way who help her. Reviewed by Z.B.
The main character must find the old man to change her fortune, so she leaves her family and begins a journey. I would give this book four stars. It is fun to read! Reviewed by G.K.”
“Awesome! Won a newberry medel and I super good!!!!!!!”.•° Sophia Noelle °•. wrote this review Tuesday, October 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A wonderful combination of folk tales and adventure story! You'll love the ending! ”Mrs. Ellison wrote this review Monday, October 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Minli travels to the moon and along the way comes across numerous magical creatures and characters. This should really draw a younger reader who gets drawn into the adventure and entertained by the creatures and thrills along the way!
ages 4 and up. A complex text that takes the students into a wild world of new creatures and experiences. The girl travels all around and lets the students mind explode with creation. The students should read this story before creating one of their own. They will learn that anything is possible as long as it can be tied together into a story line. ”