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The Girl Who Drank the Moon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

(2016)
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A young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon must unlock the dangerous magic buried deep inside her in this epic coming-of-age fairy tale from the highly acclaimed author of The Witch's Boy.

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 and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned 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. When Luna approaches her 13th birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule - but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her - even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she's always known.

The acclaimed author of The Witch's Boy has created another epic coming-of-age fairy tale destined to become a modern classic.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
 
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Hardback Editions

August 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Author(s): Kelly Barnhill
ISBN: 1-61620-567-9 / 978-1-61620-567-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Author(s): Kelly Barnhill
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

August 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Author(s): Kelly Barnhill
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Author(s): Kelly Barnhill
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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