The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Written and illustrated by Kelly Barnhill
Algonquin Young Readers, 2016
fantasy fiction is about a little girl who was sacrificed as a baby to the evil
witch in the swamp so that those in the Protectorate could be spared the wrath
of this legendary witch. She ends up being raised by a benevolent threesome
including a swamp monster, a witch and a tiny dragon. This little girl is
adored and nurtured as she grows into her own magic which will eventually help
lift an evil spell cast over her village.
chapter is told from the perspective of a rich tapestry of characters in this
book. Winner of the 2016 Newberry Medal, this story is captivating and
beautifully written with suspense and good humor along the way.
There is a little something in this book for all
readers of any age from magic and sorcery to intrigue and creativity.
Reviewed by Colleen Boff