The Resource The girl who drank the moon, Kelly Barnhill

The girl who drank the moon, Kelly Barnhill

Label
The girl who drank the moon
Title
The girl who drank the moon
Statement of responsibility
Kelly Barnhill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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
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
Theme
Pace
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2016
  • Newbery Medal, 2017.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2017
  • E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, Middle Reader (formerly Indies' Choice Book Awards, Middle Reader), 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10522770
Cataloging source
CoCr/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnhill, Kelly Regan
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
640
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witches
  • Child sacrifice
  • Abandoned children
  • Magic
  • Friendship in children
  • Literary prize winners
  • Newbery Medal
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The girl who drank the moon, Kelly Barnhill
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9781616205676
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The girl who drank the moon, Kelly Barnhill
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9781616205676
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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