Starry River of the Sky
Grace Lin is a fantastic writer, and this is an enjoyable book with interesting characters and an engaging plot. However, be aware that it is a fantasy with a lot of mythical Chinese elements that some readers may find a little strange. Readers who do not like Chinese folk tales may not enjoy this book. When Rendi runs away from home, he finds himself working in a small village as a chore boy. The moon is missing, and as Rendi eventually solves the mystery, he also works out problems in his own life, gains new friends, and discovers what is important in life. Because the book contains a few mildly scary scenes, I do not recommend this book as a read-aloud for children under age 10.
(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)
|Digital Format||Audiobook, E-book|
|The Good and the Beautiful Library||No|