The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal)

The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal)

Category: Novels
Sub Category: Trade Books
Collection(s): Award Winning Books
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$12.95 each

ISBN: 9781616207465

* Newbery Medal Winner

* 2017 Booklist Youth Editors' Choice

* NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor Book Winner

* Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016 Winner

* New York Public Best Book Winner of 2016

* Chicago Public Library Best Book Winner of 2016

* Amazon Top 20 Best Book Winner of 2016

* Publishers Weekly Best Book Winner of 2016

* Named to KirkusReviews' Best Books of 2016

* William Allen White Children's Book Award Nominee

* Andre Norton Award Nominee

* Vermont Golden Dome Book Award Nominee

* Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee

* Locus Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Book

Reading Grade : G5
Interest Level : G5 - G9
  • Description

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 . . .

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