The Girl Who Drank The Moon

The Girl Who Drank The Moon



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Summary: "An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her. 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 enmagicked girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan locks her magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic...  more »
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J F BARNHILLJunior FictionIn

Details & Subjects

Target Audience/Rating :
  • 4 to 6.
Edition Statement :

First edition.

Publication, Distribution, etc. :

Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2016.



Physical Description :

388 pages ; 22 cm

Notes :
  • "Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Title page verso.
  • Newbery Medal, 2017.
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