Bibliographic Information: Lin, G. (2009). Where the Mountain meets the Moon. New York: Little, Brown and Co.
Short Annotation: Minli is a very adventurous girl from a small village in Asia. Throughout the book we follow Minli get to the Old Man of the Moon wishing to bring life to their mountains and river.
Genre: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Grade Level: 4 – 6
Readers who will like this book: readers who like to read books about determination; readers who like to read about magic and supernatural events/objects; and readers who like to read about Asia
Personal Response/Rating: 4 – I like how this book teaches students about happiness, family, and strong friendships. I also enjoyed the illustrations that the book had, you can truly see the Asian culture.
Text-Dependent Question: Why did Minli go look for the Old Man of the Moon?
Reading Strategy Connection: Quick writes – This strategy allows students to write freely and express their ideas and opinions. This strategy is an appropriate instructional match for this book because it allows students to practice on their writing but it’s also a way to help students summarize the chapters they have read.