Powells books the worlds largest independent bookstore. Grace lin is a newberry honor winner, national book award finalist, and new york times bestselling author. Where the mountain meets the moon i dont think that, in the fourteen years i have worked as a childrens bookseller and the 16 years i have been a mother buying books for her children, i have ever seen such a magnificently illustrated, beautiful gem of a book hit the shelves. This novel study divides where the mountain meets the moon into eight sections for study. It is a good idea to plan on finishing the book a little earlier than you might otherwise so that you have time to think about it and prepare before your book club meets. The story that follows is a wonderful tapestry of friendship, generosity and deep courage. Activity guide for where the mountain meets the moon. The where the mountain meets the moon community note includes chapterbychapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you.
In this newberry awardwinning book, lin embraces the tradition of the chinese folk tale and leavens it with a bit of fantasy. It was so nice to see ellen tebbits on your list, too, as that was a favorite when i was young and people seem to have forgotten that beverly cleary wrote more than the ramona series. Where the mountain meets the moon characters gradesaver. Life is hard in minlis village of fruitless mountain, where she lives with. She joined a writing club and worked on the school newspaper when. Since 1990, this book store has claimed its place as the largest source of outofprint books in the san francisco bay area and has over 300,000 titles, audio books. Mar 30, 2016 welcome to the mra one book, one conference online book club. This story is about minli and how the tales her father tells her lead her on a great adventure when she decides to take her fate into her own hands.
Books for 10 to 12 years old 2010 kids reading list. Her first book, the ugly vegetables, was published in 1999. About the book in the valley of fruitless mountain, a young girl named minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. Where the mountain meets the moon this is a novel study for where the mountain meets the moon by grace lin. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the jade dragon and the old man on the moon, who knows the answers to all of lifes. Sep 11, 2019 the perfect book club is made up of three key things. Tenyearold peter meets a fortune teller in the market, and she tells him his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive. Where the mountain meets the moon themes gradesaver. Minli lives in a village beside the fruitless mountain, and decides to find fortune for her family, for her ma often complains about how poor they are. Grace lin won a 2010 newbery honor book award for where the mountain meets the moon. I chat with henry about his new favorite book, where the mountain meets the moon by grace lin. He then begins a series of adventures as he desperately tries to find her. See more ideas about author, childrens books and fun.
Life is hard in minlis village of fruitless mountain, where she lives with ba and ma, her father and mother. Study questions, project ideas and discussion topics based on important themes running throughout where the mountain meets the moon by grace lin. As a member or leader of a book club, you are likely to be reading books on a wide variety of topics, both fiction and nonfiction. She sets off in search of good fortune for her family and meets a dragon who cannot. Where the mountain meets the moon lesson plans for. Some characters help one another with dreams, like moon shadows devoted faith in his father, and some characters have dreams that conflict with one another, like how uncle bright stars priority is the company while windrider cares most for his destiny to fly. I hope it inspires others see more ideas about moon activities, my books and activities. Dec 14, 2017 in one of my past book clubs, we literally only read books that included discussion questions at the end of the book because we wanted to be certain wed have a meaningful discussion. A fantasy crossed with chinese folklore, where the mountain meets the moon is a timeless story reminiscent of the wizard of oz and kelly barnhills the girl who drank the moon. Each reading guide is eight pages of vocabulary, comprehension an. Despite her mothers disapproval of stories and dreaming, minli gathers her courage, her resourcefulness, and her openness to new people and places, to take a remarkable journey to accomplish the impossible. The book loft will be opening at a new location at 63 state road, great barrington, massachusetts as soon as they are able to under state orders. Where the mountain meets the moon is one of the greatest books that i have ever read.
Where the mountain meets the moon by grace lin scholastic. Where the mountain meets the moon begins with a description of a small girl, minli, and her parents, who live in a poor village at the base of fruitless mountain. See more ideas about chinese new year crafts, art for kids, chinese crafts. Where the mountain meets the moon topics for discussion. The story of fruitless mountain is only the first of many tales that are recounted in where the mountain meets the moon. This guide contains everything needed to plan a motherdaughter book club meeting to go along with the book where the mountain meets the moon. My current book club group is much more casual, but perhaps too much so. Get your book discussion started with book club discussion questions coming up with book club discussion questions is often the hardest part of hosting a book club meeting. Ive found that the best book club discussion questions are ones that are openended and that get people to share their personal opinions. Miss barbara talks about one of the georgia childrens book awards books. Ive seen the story within a story device work poorly in the past, but lins stories seamlessly work to support the larger plot, even as they entertain listeners both inside and outside the pages of her book. Ive read many award winning books it might be unfair that i rank all childrens books to the tale of despereaux. The random house book of fairy tales spine medieval tales spine literature.
If it does, i humbly ask that you spread the word and invite. This set of four reading guide booklets helps students as they journey through this exemplar text. If youre ready to start a book club, heres 40 of the best book club questions, for fiction and nonfiction alike. You can do activities from this activity book or have an event using this event kit. Where the forest meets the stars by glendy vanderah is sure to spark book club debate. Where the mountain meets the moon will surley not let you down. The good news is if you start out with a few good questions, the ball gets rolling from there. Where the mountain meets the moon reading to kids books. Where the mountain meets the moon is a fantasyadventure childrens novel inspired by chinese folklore. Free where the mountain meets the moon study unit worksheets for teachers to print. It has been translated into chinese, french, hebrew, romanian, korean and slovene.
Lessons and ideas books and authors top teaching blog teachers tool kit student activities. Grace lin simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Grace lin is the 2016 recipient of the mra childrens literature award. She has written and illustrated several books for kids. Stars, planets and the night sky start with a book. This novel is an immersive read and creative take on challenging subject matter. Many children will read this book more than once, and it could well be one of your. Not to be confused with the wonderful iconic childrens book where the forest meets the sea by jeannie baker. Free where the mountain meets the moon worksheets and. See more ideas about moon activities, kids book club and meet. The fact this book won the newberry award means no difference to me. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in fullcolor, accompany the text throughout. Beautifully written, where the mountain meets the moon is a graceful and powerful tale. Despite their hardships, minli finds joy in the magical stories ba tells at dinner each evening.
Where the mountain meets the moon by grace lin is a rich tale of minli, a young chinese girl, on a journey to bring her family fortune. You can also have a where the mountain meets the moon event. Where the mountain meets the moon by grace lin book. A fantasy crossed with chinese folklore, where the mountain meets the moon is a timeless story reminiscent of the wizard of oz. Apr 11, 2017 these are projects schools or individual studentsreaders have done or can do with my book where the mountain meets the moon. This may seem obvious, but it is the most important step, so it is worth stating.
In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the jade dragon and the old man of the moon, who knows the answers to all of lifes questions. Where the mountain meets the moon, follow the directions at the beginning of day 2. Living in the shadow of the fruitless mountain, minli and her parents spend their days working in the rice fields, barely growing enough to feed themselves. The aforementioned haroun and the sea of stories was the book i kept thinking about when i was reading, where the mountain meets the moon. This sleek, lowmaintenance home is a spectacular site with mountain views. I hope all of this makes where the mountain meets the moon even more enjoyable for you or at least piques your interest in it. We are excited to begin an online conversation about grace lins newbery honor book, where the mountain meets the moon. Yes, where the mountain meets the moon was chosen as the december selection for the today shows kids book club and i got to go on tv. One book, one conference welcome to the blog for mras one. It was written and illustrated by grace lin and published in 2009. Book where the mountain meets the moon by grace lin. Fantasy crossed with chinese folklore, with timeless elements of the classic the wizard of oz mixed in, where the mountain meets the moon is a wonderous story of adventure, devotion, and friendship.
Where the mountain meets the moon book by grace lin. The novel received a 2010 newbery honor and the 2010 mythopoeic fantasy award for childrens literature. This great book will leave you wanting more every second you read it. The where the mountain meets the moon lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Weve gathered up a great collection of books, activities, apps, and websites for learning all about stars, constellations, planets, and the night sky. General book club questions for study and discussion. Inside youll find 30 daily lessons, 20 fun activities, 180 multiple choice questions, 60 short essay questions, 20 essay questions, quizzeshomework assignments, tests, and more. Stars, planets and the night sky do you know any kids who are fascinated by the constellations, the phases of the moon, or what its like to be an astronaut. Themes of where the mountain meets the moon class 5325. Grace lin is an american writer and childrens illustrator. Alone in the wasteland, these gifts alone could not save them.
Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers. Readers get to join minli on her incredible journey to find the old man on the moon to ask him how she can change her familys fortune. Fun, easy paper plate crafts for children of all ages including seasonal craft projects for halloween. To discover that fortune, minli is told by a goldfish to ask the old man of the moon. Draw a dragon that could come to life determine the age of the dragon using peach math. There are many fun things you can do after reading where the mountain meets the moon. Make two copies for each pair of students to use in analyzing the embedded stories. Every night, minlis father tells her stories about the jade dragon that keeps the mountain bare, the greedy and mean magistrate tiger, and the old man of the moon who holds everyones destiny.
Welcome to match fishtank, where you can view, share, and download the curriculum we use every day at match charter public school, the prek12 charter public school that we opened 20 years ago in boston. The book has a unique structure since it places small stories within the storyline as a whole and draws complex connections between these substories and the story. Reading to kids is a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for future success. Frame stories in where the mountain meets the moon. Where the mountain meets the moon, a newbery honor book by grace lin, is a magical story that is part fantasy novel and part chinese folklore. No matter the genre, age, notoriety, or length of the book of the moment, book club questions can kickstart or enhance your group discussion. Also, listen to grace read an audio excerpt of the book here.
Where the mountain meets the moon is a young adult fiction book written by grace lin, the result of lins reconception of chinese stories she knew as a child in asianamerican form. Crowded in the corner of where fruitless mountain and the jade river met was a village that was a shade of faded brown. Where the mountain meets the moon by grace lin hardcover. Like lins novel, rushdie attempted to reawaken that feeling you get when you read a quest novel where disparate characters band together and become friends along the way. In the valley of fruitless mountain, a young girl named minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the valley of fruitless mountain, a young girl named minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her. The journal of tobias burgess knights castle where the mountain meets the moon. Scholastics 100 greatest books for kids and 4 more.
Danicas book trailer of where the mountain meets the moon by grace lin. Powells is an independent bookstore based in portland, oregon. Dec 12, 2016 the where the mountain meets the moon series lends itself to reading aloud beautifully. Where the mountain meets the moon was the december today show kids books club selection. Grace lin has once again written a charming, engaging book for young readers. Nighttime paintings by lin where the mountain meets the moon add magic to this fable about why the moon waxes and wanes. See more ideas about moon activities, my books and activities. How did her memory of the children fighting over mud pies help her think of this idea. The latest book club pick tells the story of a young girl who, inspired by her fathers folktales, journeys to find the old man on the moon and ask him to help her struggling family.
The year of the dog, the year of the rat, where the mountain meets the moon, and starry river of the sky. Aug 21, 2017 ive found that the best book club discussion questions are ones that are openended and that get people to share their personal opinions. Great supplemental information for school essays and projects. See more ideas about 5th grade reading, kids book club and mother daughter book club. Where the mountain meets the moon is about an adventurous young heroine named minli, who sets out to change her familys fortune.
The villagers called it fruitless mountain because nothing grew on it and birds and animals did not rest there. I just read this book again yesterday, because my daughter borrowed when the sea turned to silver from the library, and i figured out pretty quickly that it would be better if i refreshed my memory on where the mountain meets the moon first. If you are looking for a fun, facinating,and adventerous book,read where the mountain meets the moon. The first two things are easy to accomplish just read anything by. The storys events unfold against the velvety black of the night sky as mama and little star, dressed in black pajamas spangled with yellow stars, work on their mooncake an asian holiday treat, lin explains in an author. Where the mountain meets the moon kindle edition by lin. The mountain view voice has rated book buyers the best bookstore in mountain view three years in a row as well as the best green business in mountain view two years in a row. Where the mountain meets the moon by grace lin, i believe, reached my high standards. A fantasy crossed with chinese folklore, where the mountain meets the moon is a timeless. Chinese girls ozlike adventure begging to be read aloud.165 948 62 1356 614 90 1033 1079 47 385 931 539 1125 1480 166 128 838 649 806 386 769 1034 503 1443 52 214 208 542 934 1488 624 44 1491 650 107