The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) - Gift Edition

The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) - Gift Edition by Kelly Barnhill 1616209976 9781616209971
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Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal
The New York Times Bestseller

This gift edition of the New York Times bestselling Newbery Medal-winning novel includes:
A prequel story set in the world of the novel
Brand new chapter opening illustrations
A color map of The Known World

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. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the 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 girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Lunas thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge--with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earths surface. And the woman with the Tigers heart is on the prowl . . .

Author: Kelly Barnhill

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 416

Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers

Publication Date: 2019-10-01


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