Though a really easy book, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is well worth reading and has many "positive messages." Minli is a young girl in China who lives near Fruitless Mountain, where there is barely any food. But Minli's father tells her about the Old Man of the Moon, who is all-knowing. She decides to find the Old Man of the Moon and ask him to help her bring good fortune to her family. As she goes, she meets many strange friends: a dragon, a talking fish, a buffalo herd boy, and a king, but also many adversaries. Finally, Minli learns something at the end of her journey. The book has a great moral, and is also beautiful. It has a nice cover and some color illustrations which were very effective to the story. I also loved how different myths/tales that Minli hears from various people along the way were included; some were real Chinese stories.
Read Where the Mountain Meets the Moon:
- if you like fantasy
- if you like folktales
- if you are interested in Chinese folklore
|Very Good! I would recommend this book!|