The Girl Who Drank the MoonBook - 2016
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JoCoLibraryKidPicks Mar 12, 2018
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... Read More »
OLATHEAllisonB Mar 21, 2018
For fans of Neil Gaiman, this novel offers adult readers an engaging and worthwhile epic. Dreamy, quirky, at times humorous prose and a cast of interesting make this fantasy enjoyable read. Barnhill deftly draws the reader in to a variety of perspectives, fully developing many of her characters ... Read More »
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.
mandaladreamer Jan 14, 2017
A really good book with lots of twists to the magical elements in it. The story of a young girl coming in to her own magical powers is always intriguing, and there is a nod to Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching series. Very highly recommended!
JCLCourtneyS Jan 09, 2017
This book has lovely, lush writing, which I usually lack patience for but found myself devouring. It has a lot to say about love and about loss, and turned out to be be exactly the book I needed to read when I happened to read it. The characters are great! I would love to count them among my frie... Read More »
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blue_whale_503 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 14
StarryGlitznGlam thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
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“How many feelings can one heart hold?... Infinite, Luna thought. The way the universe is infinite. It is light and dark and endless motion; it is space and time, and space within space, and time within time. And she knew: there is no limit to what the heart can carry.”
Not all knowledge comes from the mind. Your body, your heart, your intuition. Sometimes memories even have minds of their own.
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A wonderful story that teaches children the power of love and sorrow. The characters come to life in this story about a little village doomed to sorrow for loses that never should have happened. Luna is the heroine who is determined to help everyone and to find love in others. A beautiful poignant story of love and sacrifice.
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