Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

By Grace Lin; Janet Song (Read by)

Listening Library, Compact Disc, 9780307746047, 4pp.

Publication Date: April 27, 2010

Newbery Honor Winner

In the Valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young girl named Minli spends her days working hard in the fields and her nights listening to her father spin fantastic tales about the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon. Minli's mother, tired of their poor life, chides him for filling her head with nonsense. But Minli believes these enchanting stories and embarks on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man of the Moon and ask him how her family can change their fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest. Grace Lin, author of the beloved "Year of the Dog" and "Year of the Rat," returns with a wondrous story of happiness, family, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" is a timeless adventure story in the classic tradition of The Wizard of Oz.

About the Author

Janet Song is the recipient of multiple Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine and was named one of their Best Voices of 2008. She was once cast in a feature film because the producer happened to be listening to an audiobook she narrated and just fell in love with her voice. Janet lives in Los Angeles.