Week-end Book Review: Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin

Reviewed by Aline Pereira:

Grace Lin,
Starry River of the Sky
Little, Brown, 2012.

Ages: 8-12

Grace Lin’s new middle-grade fantasy, Starry River of the Sky, is a gem every bit as compelling as its companion, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, and cut from the same bedrock too: it masterfully weaves Chinese folklore into a richly textured yarn about magic, unexpected connections and the power of stories to shape our lives.

When Rendi finds a job as a helper at an Inn after running away from home in anger, he finds the small, in-the-middle-of-nowhere village of Clear Sky and its inhabitants mysteriously odd and out of sorts. For starters, the moon seems to be missing…

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3 Responses to “Week-end Book Review: Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin”

  1. PragmaticMom Says:

    Oh, I loved this book. I met Grace Lin at a literacy event and she said this was her favorite book so far to write because it’s her first boy main character.

  2. Myra from GatheringBooks Says:

    I haven’t gotten hold of this book yet. I was just thinking that this could be another book that we could add for Project Splash! Asia. Wonderful review as always, Aline. Thanks Marjorie for bringing this to our attention. :)