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The girl who drank the moon  Cover Image Book Book

The girl who drank the moon / Kelly Barnhill.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616205676
  • ISBN: 1616205679
  • Physical Description: 388 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her. 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 and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned 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 enmagicked girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan locks her magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule--but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her--even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she's always known. The acclaimed author of The Witch's Boy has created another epic coming-of-age fairy tale destined to become a modern classic"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
4 to 6.
Subject: Witches > Juvenile fiction
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship in children > Juvenile fiction.
Witches > Fiction
Magic > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Fantasy.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pearisburg Public Library System.

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Pearisburg Public Library jF Ba (Text) 00000306403 Newbery / Caldecott Available -


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