In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune.
She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer.
Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat, returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz.
totally worth everything! I can't stop playing it. if you get any book get this one. the narrator is perfect the story is beautiful. I am just speeches. buy this now.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I was intrigued by the book from beginning to end not wanting to put the book down. I Love Minli the main character and all the different stories in the book. The narrator did a great job all throughout the story, however my only disappointment was that It skipped a part on one of the chapters and went directly to the next. That was really weird but overall the book it self made up for it because it's amazing!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Our whole family was very engaged by the puzzle of stories that fit together to make the whole.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I am so excited finishing this book. It is like a all-star Chinese fairytale, the main storyline is well designed, and many Chinese folklores are smartly integreted within. Even supporting characters are famous and have their own wonderful legends, that why I call it all-star. I love the book.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
Grace Lin shares a beautiful story filled with important life lessons. a great family read aloud!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
My children and I have loved this story for many years. I love the readers slight accent. We have discussed many Chinese culture and language in this story
This book is magic. Read it aloud with my students and on long commutes with my family.
Mostly I love stories for their power to make my life more palatable (especially audiobooks! Am i right audiobooks fanatics?). But every once in a while I feel truly changed and benefited. I especially identified with "Ma" in this story and my partner is much like "Ba". We are parents of a beautiful only child ourselves and I was especially touched by their side of the story. I can't wait to listen to this with my boy when he gets a little older! I know it will probably catalyze an educational deep dive into Chinese mythology (which I've been wanting an excuse to make rime for for years!) I also can't wait to read another. Xie xie Grace Lin and Janet Song; I am so very....thankful <3
This story is slow to start, keep reading for a wonderful Tale with a moral.
My son and I are listening to this as a school project. While it's a lovely story, he doesn't appreciate all the symbolism and the fact that the antagonists and protagonists aren't clearly defined. I find the performance voice to be soothing, but almost too soothing -- it almost lulls you to snooze a bit, as opposed to generating more interest. That said, it really is a nice story and there are many life lessons to be found within it.