Book Summary

    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.
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    Author

    Grace Lin

    Year Published

    2009

    Lexile Measure

    810L

    Categories

    8-12, adventure, Boys, English, Girls, in corpus, magic, sci fi/fantasy, Young Adult

    ISBN 13

    9780316114271

    Profanity

    low

    Sexuality

    none

    Violence

    mild

    Goodreads Rating

    4.22

    # Ratings

    22647

    # of Words

    41916

Book Summary

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.
(summary from amazon.com)