Saturday, November 21, 2009
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Minli and her parents live on Fruitless Mountain where they struggle to make enough money for extra things they would like. Minli's father tells her many stories of magic and good luck. But Minli's ma complains about how little they have and Minli wants to make her happier. When she buys a goldfish and then sets it free the fish tells her how to find the Old Man in the Moon who will be able to change their fortune. Minli sets off on her own to find the Old Man in the Moon but before long she is joined by a dragon and meets many other people who help her as well. Throughout Minli's story there are many short folktales told by the people and creatures she meets.