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The Girl Who Drank the Moon

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Andre Norton Award Best Book (nominee)
Newbery Medal Best Novel
Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal
The New York Times Bestseller

An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016
An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016
Named to KirkusReviews' Best Books of 2016
2017 Booklist Youth Editors' Choice


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 . . .

The Newbery Medal winner from the author of the highly acclaimed novel The Witch's Boy.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy    

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January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Thorndike Press Large Print Literacy Bridge Series)
Author(s): Kelly Barnhill
ISBN: 1-4328-4093-2 / 978-1-4328-4093-8 (USA edition)
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August 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
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Title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
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Title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
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Title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
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Title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
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Title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
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Title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
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