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Starry River of the Sky

Grace Lin

Rendi has run away from home and survives by working as a chore boy in an isolated Chinese village inn. At night he hears the sky moaning for the missing moon, a sound that haunts him as he yearns for home. Mysterious Madame Chang arrives at the inn and encourages Rendi to tell his stories. He gradually reveals his past and learns the meaning of home and forgiveness. Lin’s beautiful jewel-toned illustrations combined with references to Chinese folktales are captivating. A stunning follow-up to her Newbery-Honor book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (2009) Ages 9-11