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The girl who drank the moon

Barnhill, Kelly Regan, author.

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

388 pages ; 22 cm

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Each year, the people of the Protectorate think they must sacrifice an infant to Xan, the witch who lives in the forest. Xan finds the abandoned babies and feels sorry for them, feeding them starlight and delivering them to good homes on the other side of the forest. One year, though, she accidentally gives one baby moonlight, which imbues her with magic. Xan and her friends, Glerk the wise swamp monster and Fyrian, a tiny dragon, decide to raise baby Luna by themselves. However, just as Luna's magic is emerging at her thirteenth birthday, Xan goes to gather the next baby at the same time a young man arrives to kill the witch and end the sacrifices. Glerk and Fyrian try to save Xan, but it is up to Luna to protect those who raised her.

Reading Counts: Level 4.7 / 20.0 Points / 69361.

Lexile: 640L

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ISBN:

9781616205676

LC Call No:

PZ7.B26663 Gi 2016

Dewey Class No:

[Fic] 23

Author:

Barnhill, Kelly Regan, author.

Title:

The girl who drank the moon / Kelly Barnhill.

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

388 pages ; 22 cm

ContentType:

text rdacontent

MediaType:

unmediated rdamedia

CarrierType:

volume rdacarrier

Notes:

"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Copyright page.

Citation/Refs:

Booklist, 7/1/2016

Citation/Refs:

Horn Book Guide, 4/2017

Citation/Refs:

Kirkus Review, 6/1/2016

Citation/Refs:

Publishers Weekly, 6/6/2016

Citation/Refs:

School Library Journal, 7/2016

Citation/Refs:

Voice of Youth Advocates, 10/2016

Summary:

Each year, the people of the Protectorate think they must sacrifice an infant to Xan, the witch who lives in the forest. Xan finds the abandoned babies and feels sorry for them, feeding them starlight and delivering them to good homes on the other side of the forest. One year, though, she accidentally gives one baby moonlight, which imbues her with magic. Xan and her friends, Glerk the wise swamp monster and Fyrian, a tiny dragon, decide to raise baby Luna by themselves. However, just as Luna's magic is emerging at her thirteenth birthday, Xan goes to gather the next baby at the same time a young man arrives to kill the witch and end the sacrifices. Glerk and Fyrian try to save Xan, but it is up to Luna to protect those who raised her.

Target Audience:

640 Lexile.

Study Program:

Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS MG 4.8 12.0 183878.

Study Program:

Reading Counts RC 4.7 20.0 69361.

Awards Note:

Newbery Medal, 2017

Subject:

Witches--Fiction.

Subject:

Magic--Fiction.

Subject:

Friendship in children--Fiction.

Subject:

Friendship--Fiction.

Subject:

Fantasy.

Subject:

Coming of age--Fiction.

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