• Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

  • By: Grace Lin
  • Narrated by: Janet Song
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (433 ratings)

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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

By: Grace Lin
Narrated by: Janet Song
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Publisher's summary

This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times best-selling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver.

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 and Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young listeners.

©2009 Grace Lin (P)2020 Hachette Audio

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My kids looked forward to listening to this book

Janet Song does a wonderful job narrating and Grace Lin knocked it out of the park! It was a sweet time spent with my kiddos as we dove into this book. We had deep, rich conversations about Minli and the adventure that took place in this book.

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Wonderful story

Our whole family really enjoyed this story. We listened on a long drive and we had a hard time stopping the story! Great for ages 4 -50.

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Well written

Might be a kids book, but boy I got a lot out of it. It's an easy read that is fun and enjoyable. A very uplifting book.

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Fun read

Good story however some of the side stories really made me loose interest and I had to pause to come back a different day. I also really wish the author spent more time showing the dragons in the end of the story. there was so much build up for that than not much time spent there in the end. The ending itself was much shorter and airy than I was hoping. I suppose it was fine but it just wasn't as satisfying as I was hoping for given the build up. For me if there is good buildup I expect a satisfying climax and it just wasn't there.

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Love it!

My 12 year old son and I loved it. Our family is homeschooling with Sonlight and it was part of our read alouds.

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So beautiful!

My daughters and I loved this book! The message of contentment and gratitude really was felt!

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My granddaughter read this as her 5th grade book

I decided I should read it as well, and am so glad I did. I will probably read it again. I write and I love how the plot was revealed, story after story. This device is new to me. My granddaughter found it curious and revealing as well. The telling was lyrical and enchanting. The narrator did well. Thank you for offering this book on audible.

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AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!❤️❤️

Our family enjoyed reading this book because it was engaging for all ages. There is no one story going on in it; the Chinese folk lore, and the split plot of Ma and Ba, and Min Lee and Dragon. Overall it is an amazing plot that children of all ages would enjoy.

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THIS BOOK ROCKS!!!!!

I grew up with this book, and every time I go to the library, this is the first one I grab. It is a thrilling story, that you won’t be able to put down till the end. Then? You will want to read it again!

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Magical Story!

Absolutely loved reading this story! It’s one that I will read again and again and again!

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