Grace Lin has received the 2010 Newbery Honor Book Medal for this book - "a rich tapestry of stories, both original and traditional, transports readers to a fantastic world where Dragon joins Minli on a fortune-changing quest." Read more about Grace Lin in an interview on Xiaoning's Blog.
By Grace Lin, Hardcover, 278 pages, 8"x5.5"
In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer. Chinese Version (Traditional characters) is available. Ages 9-12. Each copy includes a special edition bookplate designed only for ChinaSprout!