Barnhill, Kelly Regan

The girl who drank the moon / Kelly Barnhill - 1st ed. - Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2016 - 388 p. ; 22 cm.

"An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her. 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 and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned 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 enmagicked girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan locks her magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule--but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her--even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she's always known"--

John Newberry Medal 2017

9781616205676

2016006542


Witches--Juvenile fiction
Magic--Juvenile fiction
Friendship in children--Juvenile fiction
Friendship--Fiction

Ages 10 & up


Fantasy fiction

PZ7.B26663 / Gi 2016

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