The Girl Who Drank the Moon (2017 Newbery)

The Girl Who Drank the Moon (2017 Newbery)

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Author: Kelly Barnhill

Age Range: 10 - 14 years
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Lexile Measure: 640
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; 1st Edition edition (August 9, 2016)

    ISBN: 1616205679

    Number Of Pages: 400

    Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

    Release Date: 2016-08-09


    Winner of the 2017 Newbery Award
    The New York Times Bestseller

    An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016
    A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016
    A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016
    An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016
    A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016
    A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016
    Named to KirkusReviews’ Best Books of 2016
    2017 Booklist Youth Editors’ Choice

    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 kind. She 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 . . .

    The Newbery Medal winner from the author of the highly acclaimed novel The Witch’s Boy.

    EAN: 9781616205676

    Package Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.7 x 1.6 inches

    Languages: English