The Girl Who Drank the Moon

ISBN9781616208103
PublisherWorkman Publishing Co.
PublishedJuly 1, 2017
Pages386
AuthorKelly Barnhill
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height7.8 in.
Width5.1 in.
Depth0.9 in.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Kelly Barnhill

PAPERBACK

July 1, 2017

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is in fact a good witch who shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.
 
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 thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge - with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth's surface. And the woman with the Tiger's heart is on the prowl...
 
This book is a Newbery Medal winner.
 
Buy The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.
 

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Kelly Barnhill

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ISBN9781616208103
PublisherWorkman Publishing Co.
PublishedJuly 1, 2017
Pages386
AuthorKelly Barnhill
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height7.8 in.
Width5.1 in.
Depth0.9 in.

Synopsis

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is in fact a good witch who shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.
 
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 thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge - with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth's surface. And the woman with the Tiger's heart is on the prowl...
 
This book is a Newbery Medal winner.
 
Buy The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.
 

Editorial Reviews

“Impossible to put down . . . The Girl Who Drank the Moon is as exciting and layered as classics like Peter Pan or TheWizard of Oz.”

– The New York Times Book Review

“A gorgeously written fantasy about a girl who becomes “enmagicked” after the witch who saves her from death feeds her moonlight.”

– People

“Guaranteed to enchant, enthrall, and enmagick . . . Replete with traditional motifs, this nontraditional fairy tale boasts sinister and endearing characters, magical elements, strong storytelling, and unleashed forces.”

– Kirkus Reviews