The Girl Who Drank the Moon - Kelly Barnhill

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Each year, inhabitants of the Protectorate offer the village’s youngest baby to the witch of the forest in order to avoid her wrath. Little do they know that the witch, Xan, is actually kind and gentle, finding a loving home for each child and feeding them starlight. When she accidentally gives one child moonlight instead, Xan decides that she must care for the “enmagicked” child herself. And so The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Algonquin, $16.95) grows up with Xan, a swamp monster, and a dragon, never knowing that one of the young men who once left her in the forest is now out for the witch he believes to be so evil. Kelly Barnhill’s spectacular fairytale is full of magic, heart, humor, and wonder. Ages 11-14.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616205676
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - August 9th, 2016

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