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Algonquin Young Readers

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

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Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal
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.

Author: Kelly Barnhill
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Published: 08/09/2016
Pages: 400
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.90w x 1.50d
ISBN: 9781616205676
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.8
Point Value: 12
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 183878 / Girl Who Drank the Moon

Award: Newbery Medal - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2016
Publishers Weekly 06/06/2016
School Library Journal 07/01/2016 pg. 64
Booklist 07/01/2016 pg. 68
Shelf Awareness 08/09/2016
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2016
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2016 pg. 101
Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2016 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
School Library Journal 12/01/2016 pg. 32
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2017 - Superior,Well Above Average
Foreword 01/23/2017
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