Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Written and illustrated by Kelly Barnhill

Algonquin Young Readers, 2016

This 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. 

Each 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

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