The Girl Who Drank the MoonBook - 2016
From Library Staff
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) is an epic, full of adventure, and oftentimes comical story. A beautifully written fantasy about love, sorrow and kindness with magical characters: Luna, who gains magical powers after the witch Xan, who saved her from death, feeds he... Read More »
An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.
dcl_jessica Oct 27, 2017
This is a fabulous read for strong elementary age readers who enjoy quests, magic and dragonlings. It's a mash up of the Hunger Games, the Hobbit and Harry Potter. It lends itself to a sequel - I hope there's more!
storytimekelly Mar 09, 2017
This lovely story is one of my recent favorites. There is magic and suspense but it is more a tale about love, belonging, and sacrifice. It would make an excellent read for kids ages 10-12 who are interested in stories with a strong emotional aspect.
fineplan Sep 07, 2016
I can see why this book is getting so much good buzz. It's charming and deep with a fairy tale charm that has modern sensibilities layered with an epic fantasy history. It also has a great focus on the small community... It's, well, a lot of things. It's also very, very good and I'm going to ... Read More »
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blue_whale_503 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 14
StarryGlitznGlam thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
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“Just because you don’t see something doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Some of the most wonderful things in the world are invisible. Trusting in invisible things makes them more powerful and wondrous.”
“How many feelings can one heart hold?... Infinite, Luna thought. The way the universe is infinite. It is light and dark and endless motion; it is space and time, and space within space, and time within time. And she knew: there is no limit to what the heart can carry.”
Not all knowledge comes from the mind. Your body, your heart, your intuition. Sometimes memories even have minds of their own.
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A wonderful story that teaches children the power of love and sorrow. The characters come to life in this story about a little village doomed to sorrow for loses that never should have happened. Luna is the heroine who is determined to help everyone and to find love in others. A beautiful poignant story of love and sacrifice.
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