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Grace Lin

Dear Reader:

Kids often ask me which book is my favorite of all my books. This causes me a bit of a dilemma (it's like choosing your favorite child!) but in the end, I usually say WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON.

Most assume that I choose that book because it won the Newbery Honor and it got me on the Today Show, but that is not the reason (though I did enjoy those perks very much!). The reason why is because it is my only novel printed in full color. Since I write and illustrate both picture books and novels, this book gave me the opportunity to write a layered story with as many words as I wished and illustrate it with paintings with as many colors as I wished, as well. So I was able to do all the things I like best in book making.

You'll meet Minli who is on a journey to find the Old Man of the Moon to change her fortune. As her journey progresses she meets a cast of characters who each tell her a story and, unknownto her, affects her journey.

I hope you enjoy the book and it becomes your favorite too!

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Grace Lin

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon / Grace Lin / Hachette

Price: $7.99 / ISBN: 978-0316038638 / Published: April, 2011

Ages 9-12 / Middle-grade fiction

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