Starry River of the Sky

Starry River of the Sky

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From bestselling author Grace Lin comes the companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and the National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver.
The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems.
But one day, a mysterious lady arrives at the Inn with the gift of storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself. As she tells more stories and the days pass in the Village of Clear Sky, Rendi begins to realize that perhaps it is his own story that holds the answers to all those questions.
Newbery Honor author Grace Lin brings readers another enthralling fantasy featuring her marvelous full-color illustrations. Starry River of the Sky is filled with Chinese folklore, fascinating characters, and exciting new adventures.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2012
ISBN: 9780316125956
Branch Call Number: J LIN
Characteristics: 288 p. :,col. ill. ;,20 cm


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kuhpow Nov 29, 2016

I've love all the books in this series. I think they would make great bedtime stories for parents to read to their elementary age kids!

martha_w Oct 13, 2016

This is a companion to 'Where the Mountain Meets the Moon' but it can be read and enjoyed separate from that book - either way, this is excellent. Lin weaves together the various elements of the story very cleverly, and excels at giving the book a message and making it feel meaningful without being the least bit heavy-handed. So good.

Aug 31, 2016

This is a great companion to "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon". It tells the story of Rendi, a boy who has stowed away in the back of a cart and ends up working in an in of a small village. Grace Lin weaves in stories based on traditional Chinese myths to tell both Rendi's story and the tales of the people in the inn. It is great fun and very interesting - I wished I could keep reading it long after the last page.

Jun 29, 2016

This book is awesome!

Feb 20, 2016

This book was really addicting! I just couldn't get my eyes off of it! I thought it wasn't going to be too good until I really got into the book.
I thought it was a good book because Rendi was really brave to leave his family and i got scared when the bad guys got him.

Jun 16, 2015

This is a very good book about a boy named Rendi and his adventure to bring the moon back.

Oct 13, 2013

Disjointed at times and lacks the seamless quality of its predecessor.

Lena Nguyen
May 18, 2013

it's a really good book, though I think it's related to the book Were the Mountain meets the moon...

ChristchurchLib Jan 22, 2013

"In this companion book to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, a boy named Rendi runs away from home and takes a job doing chores at an inn in a tiny village, where the moon has gone missing from the sky. Rendi is selfish, ornery, and unhappy, but when a glamorous storyteller arrives at the inn, her amazing tales (along with those of other guests at the inn, all of which are based on actual Chinese folklore) help him gather the courage to be a hero and return the moon to its rightful place. Readers who enjoy rich, beautiful language and gorgeously intricate illustrations will be swept away by this enchanting novel." January 2013 Kids' Books Newsletter

Jan 01, 2013

Grace Lin truly has a gift for writing. All her books are simply amazing with a detailed and original plot!

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This wasn’t part of the plan. Not the way he envisioned it, anyway. When Rendi hid in the wine merchant’s traveling cart he naturally assumed it would take him somewhere big and populated. The last thing he expected was to be dumped in the middle-of-nowhere Village of Clear Sky. Now a chore boy in the only inn in the vicinity, Rendi takes his frustrations out on the inhabitants. It isn’t until a mysterious and beautiful lady appears telling strange tales that he finds himself wrapped up in a mystery that may answer a twin problems: The location of the moon that disappeared several nights ago and the reason that only Rendi can hear unknown groans and moans on the night wind.


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