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Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author Grace Lin comes the companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and the National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver.

The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems. But one day, a mysterious lady arrives at the Inn with the gift of storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself. 

As she tells more stories and the days pass in the Village of Clear Sky, Rendi begins to realize that perhaps it is his own story that holds the answers to all those questions. 

Newbery Honor author Grace Lin brings listeners another enthralling fantasy featuring her marvelous full-color illustrations. Starry River of the Sky is filled with Chinese folklore, fascinating characters, and exciting new adventures. 

©2012 Grace Lin (P)2012 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
  • An Atlantic Wire Best Middle Grade Book of the Year
  • A Booklist Editor's Choice 

"This tight and cyclical plotting, combined with Lin's vibrant, full-color paintings and chapter decorations, creates a work that is nothing short of enchanting. Like the restored moon, Starry River outshines the previous work." (School Library Journal, starred review)

"Lin artfully wraps her hero's story in alternating layers of Chinese folklore, providing rich cultural context. Detailed, jewel-toned illustrations and spot art reminiscent of Chinese painting highlight key scenes and themes and serve as the focus of an overall exquisite design. A worthy companion to Lin's Where the Mountain Meets the Moon." (Kirkus, starred review)

"This mesmerizing companion to the Newbery Honor Book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon does not disappoint...Lin's writing is clear and lyrical, her plotting complex, and her illustrations magical, all of which make this a book to be savored." (Booklist, starred review) 

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  • 24-09-2018

A Treasure

An absolutely delightful and lovely piece... my favorite of the three... A truly enjoyable story.

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  • Julie
  • 14-10-2017

Very good. Excellent narration!

This was my first experience with Grace Lin's work and I enjoyed it heartily! The narration, voices and music cues added to my enjoyment as well!

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  • Chococat
  • 11-07-2020

THE BEST

This is one of my favorite books! Grace Lin MASTERED the story and Kim Mai Guest brought it to life!

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  • Dale Matsuda
  • 26-11-2016

Lots of Talking Points

A lovely collection of fables, woven into a lyrical story of people coming together for a greater good and returning to where one belongs

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  • Raquel
  • 14-11-2016

Starry River of the sky is a must read!

I must say the Author Grace Lin has created yet another great Chinese folklore story. It is absolutely beautiful from beginning to end. All the characters in this book have interesting parts to play and all come together quite well. Overall it's a must read! I would recommend to everyone!

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  • 12-07-2019

Madum Chan

Is the best part possible omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg lol

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