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Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin

Starry River of the Sky

by Grace Lin

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It is a well written story, but not what I enjoy reading,so I cannot really give a review its justice. ( )
  jothebookgirl | Jan 3, 2017 |
Even better than the companion book, [b:Where the Mountain Meets the Moon|5983694|Where the Mountain Meets the Moon|Grace Lin|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1344265026s/5983694.jpg|6157354]. Even wiser, more thought-provoking, and rich. And enjoyable. Don't underestimate children - give them these books and watch them bloom. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
This was a sweet little book. It can't beat [b: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon|5983694|Where the Mountain Meets the Moon|Grace Lin|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1344265026s/5983694.jpg|6157354], but I still enjoyed it. I really enjoyed the stories within the stories. While they were annoying at first Rendi and Peiyi became wiser and less selfish, and it was nice to see them grow. ( )
  NicoleSch | Jun 1, 2016 |

Review of the Day at SLJ: http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/2012/06/29/review-of-the-day-starry-river-....
  jherring | May 19, 2016 |
Narrated by Mai Guest. Guest nicely handles Rendi's story in engagingly dulcet tones, just right for portraying the children Rendi and Peiyi, as well as presenting the folktales told by the mysterious Madame Chang. Great for sharing on family car trips. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
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Rendi was not sure how long the moon had been missing.
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The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems-where has the innkeeper's son gone? Why are Master Chao and Widow Yan always arguing? What is the crying sound Rendi keeps hearing? And how can crazy, old Mr. Shan not know if his pet is a toad or a rabbit?

But one day, a mysterious lady arrives at the Inn with the gift of storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself. As she tells more stories and the days pass in the Village of Clear Sky, Rendi begins to realize that perhaps it is his own story that holds the answers to all those questions.

Newbery Honor author Grace Lin brings readers another enthralling fantasy featuring her marvelous full-color illustrations. Starry River of the Sky is filled with Chinese folklore, fascinating characters, and exciting new adventures.

[retrieved 5/7/2013 from Amazon.com]

Companion book to: Where the mountain meets the moon.
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An innkeeper's chore boy discovers that a visitor's stories hold the key to returning the moon to the Starry River of the Sky.

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