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Publisher's Summary

This breathtaking, full-color illustrated fantasy is inspired by Chinese folklore, and is a companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.

Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most thrilling tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller. Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother - before it's too late. A fast-paced adventure that is extraordinarily written and beautifully illustrated, When the Sea Turned to Silver is a masterpiece companion novel to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Grace Lin (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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Like a Chinese one thousand and one nights

I am a twelve year old boy who loves culture and this book fascinated me. The fact that stories never die is very present as well as the love of culture building stories. I would recommend this book to children fascinated by culture as well as parents who want to show their children this concept of a story and it's importance.

PS: this novel was so intriguing that I took time off playing video games just to write this review.

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We enjoyed the stories within the story

My children (ages 5 and 8.5) enjoyed the book, but I kept noticing the black and white portrayal of the emperor, servants. The novel's construction feels like a beginner's attempt at a novel. The story is sewn with thick thread as we say in Poland.

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Beautiful

I read this book when I was a child and the story, the description, and the details are stunning. The narrator has a beautiful voice and the stories within the book are captivating. I highly recommend listening or reading this book.

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An amazing Treasure. Highly reccommended

Thank you Grace Lin. What a beautiful and engaging book . ‘When The Sea Turned To Silver’ is a rare & delightful reading experience. My absolute favorite of them all!!
I like that each book may be read by itself . Though the stories weave together.. it is not a “series”.

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Beautifully told story

My 6 year old and I listened to this on a road trip and loved every bit of it. The author tells the story with beautiful images that bring it to life for kids. Highly recommend.

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Fun read a loud with 10 yr daughter

My daughter (10) and I LOVED this. Narration was perfect and the story keep us interested and entertained.

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Really amazing book

they say sequels are never better than the original, but I'd say this one proved that generalization, wrong!

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whentheseaturnedtosilver

this book hes many adventures and stories
it was like I'm pinmei herself
simply, I love it!!

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Excellent!

Yo! this is literally the best book ever! Definitely recommend it to all ages! Great narrator too! 😍😍😍😍 love it! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! I’ve listened to it over four times now 😆
Love y’all! Good night 😴

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Good story

this was a fun and loving story that keeps a good hook on you from start to end!