The Girl Who Drank the Moon
by Kelly Barnhill
Editor: Templar Publishing
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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER AND NEWBERY MEDAL’ This beautifully written, dark and funny coming-of-age story will enchant and entertain’ Daily Mail, Every year the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest.They hope that this sacrifice will save him from terrorizing their city.But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is actually a good witch who shares her home with a wise Monster Marsh and marvels a tiny Dragon.Xan saves the children and delivers them to the reception of the families on the other side of the forest, to feed the babies with the light of the stars on the way.One year, Xan accidentally feeds a moonlight baby instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic.Xan decides that she must raise this young girl, whom she calls Luna, like her own.As Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, 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.Fatal birds face uncertainty over herd intentions in the vicinityA volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just below the surface of the earth.And the woman with the Tiger of the Heart is on the lookout.The Newbery Medal of the author of the famous novel The Witch of the Boy
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