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Publisher's Summary

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. But Xan is in fact a good witch who rescues the children. 

One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna's 13th birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge - with dangerous consequences....

©2016 Kelly Barnhill; 2016 Recorded Books Inc (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

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We listened to this by fire light and it was the perfect atmosphere for such a layered tale. Every main character had an arc. The story itself was engaging.

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amazing book definitely reccomend

this book is now one of my new favourites! I loved it so so much. I started it at 8 o'clock this morning and finished it at 7:35 pm (3 mins ago) . I would recommend this book to anyone really but if you want a book that you can read quite fast but still love I definitely recommend this one! Overall I loved it!

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really great book

best book i have fear i a long time. best for ages 8 to 14. i would hightly serges this boook

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  • 11-25-20

Amazing Book

This was an amazing book. I loved and enjoyed it immensely, and listened to it every night.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 11-05-20

Loved it!

Such a wonderful, terrible, heartwarming and heartbreaking story for children of all ages. Best narration I've ever heard!? Her different voices made the characters come to life. Truly theatrical! It's about magic, and sorrow. Death, and childhood, and growing up. Hope, love, wonder, and the mother-daughter bond (if you like the Disney movie Brave you'll love this!!). And yet it's more fun and silly than sobby! The good-vs-evil divide is complex, and isn't quite defined until the end. Definitely making my 7th grade classroom listen through this!

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  • 05-21-20

A perfect fantasy tale!

Just fantastic! It kept me hooked, very engaging and wonderful characters! Just read it. You will love it!

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  • 06-08-19

Enjoyable

Christina Moore performed this exceptionally well - I loved her different voices for different characters.