We recently listened to an amazing audiobook that surprised me by its depth and language. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin is a Newbery Honor book for good reason. By weaving Chinese traditional folktale into a modern story about a girl living in poverty, Ms Lin creates a fairy tale odyssey that stands tall as a modern classic. Her own illustrations add further character to the richness of the tale. A dragon, a mysterious “old man of the moon,” beautiful mountain villages, and riddles she does not understand give Min Li an adventure that most children will delight in.
See my vlog about this book on my facebook page. I honestly cannot talk highly enough about this book. My daughter still says to me, “That’s a question for the old man of the moon.” I still think about Dragon, and the narrator’s strong voice in the audiobook (and in the story) still come to mind as I see the cover. I hope you give it a chance too.
I highly recommended Where the Mountain Meets the Moon for the child and adult alike!