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The Girl Who Drank the Moon
The Girl Who Drank the Moon | Kelly Barnhill
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule--but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her--even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she’s always known. The acclaimed author of The Witch’s Boy has created another epic coming-of-age fairy tale destined to become a modern classic.
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julesG
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We've finished this!!! I could persuade my daughter to finish it.

Wonderful magical story.

About to embark on a new knitting adventure. The yarn colour is called "dark night" - fitting.

julesG Does it count towards the #BBRC although we started it months ago? @LibrarianRyan 4d
Aimeesue I really liked this one.❤️ 4d
rabbitprincess Ooooo gorgeous yarn 😍 4d
LibrarianRyan It only matters when you finish it. So yes 4d
Crazeedi I love the color of that yarn!n 4d
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gabbymartin
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This beautiful MF John Newbery Medal winning novel “The Girl Who Drank The Moon”, by Kelly Barnhill, brings the reader into a forest with a story about a young girl, a swamp monster, and her dragon. & another thing, magic. Also, consequences.
Teaching Strategy-IR,LC
UDL- 6.2 Plan to read the book in a specific amount of time which supports time management also.
EL- 6. Have consistent discussion during the book so they can comprehend the story.

gabbymartin Website: https://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/ms-girlwhodrankthemoon.p... - teacher resource about the author, other books to read after the novel, display ideas, discussion topics, and even a book trailer! 5d
Macker11 I love this resource! It has remarkable activities for all sorts of discussions and ideas for LC groups or in the classroom in general. 15h
DawnS Literally finished this book last night and was enthralled with it! It is definitely a page turner and keeps you guessing through the whole story! I really love your resource too because it seems like it has a wide range of options. 15h
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Mary_Dehner
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon by: Kelly Barnhill is a NY times best seller and Newberry Award winner rightfully so. This MF book takes you through a magical and complicated voyage of how a little girls powers from the moon begin to grow. This book is great for older students to utilize LC‘s. UDL 6.3 goes along with the lesson attached below that encompasses small group story mapping! 🧝🏼‍♀️

jmartucci I like the use of the lesson plan, it sounds like a great idea. Also this book is amazing, I finished it a few days ago and loved it so much! 15h
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wanderinglynn
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All the feels at the end. I especially love Fryian, “the simply enormous dragon.” (My GR review forthcoming.)

#LMPBC Team P: I got so caught up in the story, I forgot to make comments after page 35. So I‘m going back to do a reread as I have so many thoughts. But I should get this out in the mail sometime late next week to @BookwormAHN 😀

BookwormAHN Okay, great 😸 2w
Annie_Belle_Ravenclaw7 I love that book so much! 2w
julesG My daughter doesn't want to finish this. We have about 10 chapters left. She doesn't want to leave this world. And, her words, reading it a second time is not the same as reading it the first time. She wants an eraser for her brain to wipe out the memories of great books so she can read them ag8for the first time. 😍 2w
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Peddler410 What is wrong with me? I‘ve tried reading this three times ... I can‘t get into it. 2w
wanderinglynn @julesG I totally understand that. 💜 But then again, sometimes you get something completely different out of a book when you reread it. 2w
wanderinglynn @Peddler410 Nothing is wrong with you! 💜 No two people ever read the same book. And that, my friend, is the awesomeness of reading. There‘s plenty of books I couldn‘t even finish that other people loved. But that‘s why there‘s a million different books. Wouldn‘t the world suck if there was only one book? For this particular book, if you look on GR, the reviews are mixed. I saw plenty of reviews that say they couldn‘t get into it. 2w
julesG That's what I told my daughter, but she is stubborn. Wonder where she got that from. 😏 2w
wanderinglynn @julesG 😂😂😂 2w
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dianadiamond
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An interesting read with some dark themes, even though it was meant to be for a middle school level. Plot sometimes deviates from the true purpose of the main storyline. Not to mention that some parts were too descriptive and lacking substance. Overall a nice read with some short chapters. #bookreview #honestreview

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Welcome to Litsy! 2w
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wanderinglynn
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#wonderouswedneday
Thanks for the tags @Klou @whatshesreadingnow 😘😘😘
1. Stationary! journals, bookmarks, bookish fun stuff
2. Useful? Hm, I guess my puzzle desk.
3. Love my pirate iclips! Arrrrrg!
4. 👋🏻 some new followers @Coffeymuse @Mahej @Peddler410 @Econaghan

tammy_sue # 3 🖤 3w
Eggs Thanks for playing 🤗 3w
Klou No problem! 3w
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MolliesaurusRex
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I put my book down for five minutes to go to the bathroom and make lunch....🤦🏻‍♀️😍 #kittenlitten #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #toebeans #mamashome #allthesnuggles

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cosmicbutton

”A story can tell the truth, she knew, but a story can also lie. Stories can bend and twist and obfuscate. Controlling stories is power indeed. And who would benefit most from such a power?”

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LibrarianRyan
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These came in safe and dry. I‘ll get them sent back to their respective homes ASAP. #lmpbc

TheBookAddict I enjoyed The Girl Who Drank the Moon. To me the ending felt a bit too rushed though. Hope you enjoy it. 🙂 3w
wanderinglynn My group is doing The Girl Who Drank the Moon this round! 👍🏻 3w
LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn we are a little behind on the last round. But I think these won‘t take me long. 3w
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cosmicbutton
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I picked up this signed copy on Independent Bookstore Day (also my birthday-woohoo!) and I‘m really enjoying the storytelling in this book! Such an interesting take on the Witch narrative floating around folk tales. The chapters are split between multiple character perspectives, and I love a good split story line! 😍

Suet624 happy birthday!!
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Lady_Tigana_20 I loved this book. Welcome to Litsy! 3d
cosmicbutton @Suet624 Thanks! :D 2d
cosmicbutton @Lady_Tigana_20 Thank you! I‘m so glad someone else has read this book! Everyone I‘ve talked to hasn‘t heard of it, so it‘s refreshing! 😍 2d
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mutlee
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I really enjoyed this one! It was perfect for an audiobook. Not too dense and a great narrator. The side characters are wonderful and the themes are pretty deep for a middle grade book. I‘d like to read this again with my kids when they are older.

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Meaw_catlady
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Tried to catch the Full Moon last night but I have a bad aim. #moonreflections 🌝 🌙

Kaye Your hair is gorgeous. 2mo
Meaw_catlady @Kaye thank you !!! 💕 2mo
Rachel.Rencher Still turned out to be a really cool picture 🤗 2mo
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julesG
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Sitting outside with my daughter. It's quite mellow. We are talking about the tagged book.

#moonreflections

CoverToCoverGirl WOW! Beautiful! 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading I loved that book! 😄 2mo
Meaw_catlady Really great book!! 2mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful ♥️👍🏻 2mo
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Johanna414
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Mehso-so

While I did ultimately end up enjoying this, it took me a really long time to get into it. Maybe it just wasn‘t the right time for me to read this one...
I did like the audiobook narrator.

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Johanna414
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Sat in silence and crocheted while the little man fell asleep in the next room. He‘s finally out so I can turn on my book and #audiocrochet
I‘m finally making some progress on this blanket after having to rip the whole thing out once. I‘m a few inches further than this picture and loving the colors!

Allylu What pattern is that? It‘s very pretty. I also love to crochet while I listen to audiobooks! 2mo
Johanna414 @Allylu it‘s called the Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket, basically just a 12 point star. It‘s super easy and fun - I‘ll post a link to the pattern on Ravelry! 2mo
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Johanna414
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I had a less than stellar start to my work day, but then some 6th graders were passing out pie for teacher appreciation week. Things are looking up 😉
I am enjoying this book, but not totally loving it like I thought I would.

alexs.book.club That book was so creative! Loved it!!! 2mo
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Johanna414
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Another night of #audiocrochet (I had to rip out my previous blanket after 13” because I had made a mistake early on... 🤦‍♀️)
I‘ve been wanting to read this book since it was published- it‘s pretty good so far!

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cjegolden99

“One sip would have done it, and the baby had had- well. More than one sip.”

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cjegolden99

Modern Fantasy. This is a book I definitely want to continue reading. I‘ve always loved reading stories about witches and I think this is a wonderful addition to the list. This is a perfect book for older children and up and probably really good for reading aloud in a classroom.

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cjegolden99
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, 2016. This novel sets up the story and the world in which it‘s set from the get go. You can tell just from the title that it is a beautifully told story much deserving of its 2017 Newbery Medal.

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kayleaallison

“Knowledge is power, but it is a terrible power when it is hoarded and hidden.”

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kayleaallison

This book sounds very interesting to me. I think children will enjoy reading about a witch and girl who was given powers at birth.

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kayleaallison
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill is a modern fantasy book about a child who was nourished with moonlight instead of starlight and develops extraordinary powers.

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Mccartershanon
Mehso-so

Overall this is a fantastic story, full of magic and amazing messages that make it perfect for young readers or to read with friends. But the writing style was the death of me 😵 the pacing was all over the place and it reads like an old school Brothers Grimm story...... not exactly a page turner 😂

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Zmohammad
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This (F) John Newbery Medal winner is about how a girl and her team fight an evil magician. This would be beneficial as a LC with the UDL principle 2.1 clarify syntax and structure and ESOL strategy 42 students use timelines to arrange facts to help students distinguish what is happening through out the story. https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=51541&a=1 has awesome story maps students can use for this activity. #LAE3414sp19

JessicaRosell As we did in class, I would have this book in a LC with Wishtree, Holes, and Edward Tulane. Your link had a great abundance of information that can be used during LC. 3mo
DrSpalding You just needed a bit more information about the book it‘s self. This one would be an excellent literature circle option. 3mo
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ally11301
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This F book is great for an IR. It has magic, dragons, and love. It is so much fun to read. It has such a creative plot that will enhance the readers mind. This book won the Newbery Medal as well.

Author: Kelly Barnhill

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https://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/ms-girlwhodrankthemoon.p...
This website is a great resource because it has some good discussion questions. It also gives some lesson ideas!

ally11301 An ESOL strategy that aligns with the book would be #7 so that using mapping and graphic organizing while reading in order to go back to it and remember the main parts of the book. 3mo
ally11301 An UDL strategy that aligns would be 9.3 because they will be self assessing while mapping and graphing about the book as well as reflecting upon their reading. 3mo
audrey.wilson I loved this book! Such a cute story, after reading it...no surprise that it won the Newbery! Great post. 3mo
melindamcmullen84 This is absolutely on my to read list! I loved my LC book but this was going to be my next choice! I just bought it last week! :) 3mo
MNelson98 I reallyyy enjoyed reading this book for LC‘s. It‘s full of mystery and excitement! Great choice! 3mo
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JessicaRosell
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After hearing a few classmates talk about how much they liked this book, I just had to pick it up!
I downloaded the Kindle version and read through the entire book in two days! Luna‘s story starts long before she is born and ends far after she leaves the protectorate. Another F book, that won the Newbery award, that is high fantasy has a dragon! You‘re not going to want to put it down!

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JessicaRosell TeachingBooks.net has a great page on the book, https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=51541&a=1, that includes a story map! Which is a great tool to use for all students, that is also an ESOL strategy 7, and 2 promoting cooperation. When using this text for LC, SR or PR, you also address USL 7.1, 8.2 by optimizing individual choice and varying demands and 8.3 (also ESOL 2).

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DrSpalding Good for you, reading this in a digital fashion helps you to see what reading online is like for your students. Nice variety of strategies. 3mo
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Mdonald
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MNelson98
Girl Who Drank the Moon | Kelly Barnhill
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a F book that is great for upper class elementary schoolers and even for adults! It can be used for IR or for a LC in the classroom. This Newberry Award winning book is full of mystery and will keep you curious. It follows a girl named Luna who was supposed to be sacrificed as a baby to an evil witch. She is now starting to learn that she is full of magic. You‘ll have to read to find out what happens next!

MNelson98 ESOL strategies 2 and 16 can be used well in a LC. UDL 9.1, 7.1 and 8.1 can also be encouraged through a LC. This website provides some resources and lesson plans on the book: https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=51541&a=1#ActivityGu... #lae3414sp19 (edited) 3mo
DrSpalding This is a very cool book that could be used as a literature circle… As you saw in class. It could also be an independent read. 3mo
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bernadette
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Such a beautiful book. It‘s about love and loss and parents and children. Couldn‘t put this one down.

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bernadette
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Just started and really liking it.

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Readergrrl
Girl Who Drank the Moon | Kelly Barnhill
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My book is on it way to you @MeganAnn It should be there by Thursday! I had a card to send it along but left it home accidentally. I‘ll send it with the next book! 😊 #LMPBC #Round5

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh. I‘m finishing up and hope to get it in the mail Wednesday. 4mo
MeganAnn Perfect!! 3mo
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Readergrrl
Girl Who Drank the Moon | Kelly Barnhill
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This book really hit me in the heart. I am a mother of a growing-like-a-weed 12 yo daughter and,simultaneously, helping my own mother deal with health issues and aging. This book was beautiful, poignant, bittersweet, and filled me with many thoughts about the infinite possibilities of love and loss and hope and mothers and daughters. Can‘t say much more, as it will head out in the mail tomorrow @MeganAnn as part of our #LMPBC Round 5 Swap.

RebL This has been on my TBR for (what feels like) a million years. It comes highly recommended. 4mo
MeganAnn I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! Looking forward to reading it with Axton! 4mo
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Plaidsticks
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#Mordecaireads “that was beautiful”
A little dark in the beginning, my oldest asked to change it, but we persisted and it‘s a an awesome book about love and forgiveness. #audiobook

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Carinna.Chin
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Would use as LC. Fantasy novel that may require a prior discussion with class before reading. Would suggest for older elementary students. Definitely preteach vocab and allow for bilingual book/dictionary/ app for ELs. UDL-guide information processing and visualization. https://uncubed.com/daily/best-translation-apps-for-travel-in-2019/ #Lae3414sp19

DrSpalding You need to write in complete sentences in your posts. Literature circles are perfect for this particular Newbery award winner. Use this in your future classroom. 3mo
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Readergrrl
Girl Who Drank the Moon | Kelly Barnhill
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1. Tagged novel. Loving it so far!! I‘m reading it for my LMPBC Round 5 🐉🌝
2. Captain Marvel 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
3. Guinness OR hot black tea🍺☕️

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

ssravp 1. Star Wars: Queen‘s Shadow
2. Captain Marvel
3. Coffee
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OrangeMooseReads Girl Who Drank the Moon is a fantastic book 4mo
LoverofLit Love this book so much. One of my favorite reads of last year! Great last movie seen too 😉😍 4mo
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alexandracarpenter
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill is a Newberry Medal winning F book that would be perfect for a Literature Circle (LC). This book is told in an incredible way that keeps you on the edge of your seat - and it includes an incredible cast of characters. Dragons? A monster with a paternal side? SO MANY strong, powerful women/girls? A disabled character who is able to still build a life for themselves? This book has it all! #LAE3414sp19

alexandracarpenter For this book, I would use UDLs 2.1 and 2.2 as I felt there are a lot of opportunities to look at the interesting vocabulary and the interesting way that this book is structured. An EL strategy I would use would be 30 (encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships) as I think diagrams and graphic organizers could help ELs see the plot more clearly! 4mo
alexandracarpenter Visit the publishing site www.workman.com/products/the-girl-who-drank-the-moon-winner-of-the-2017-newbery-medal for a Reader's Guide! 4mo
DrSpalding What a wonderful summary! I could not agree more. Your guide is a valuable resource to assist any teacher in using this in their classroom. 4mo
ha_kaye I love how you highlighted the fact that this book has strong female leads! It is a definite add to my classroom library (: 3mo
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Meaw_catlady
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This is truly a beautiful J novel. There was a lot of underlying philosophy that I think the younger minds might miss but hopefully don‘t. Love was woven through the pages ! I was drinking this book under the full moon this week! If you love fairy tales or fantasy or just enjoy a well done story check this book out! 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕 5 moons for this book! 👏

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avalinah
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a complex story of love, magic, devotion and kindness. It's about a lot of untraditional lives, lived in love and appreciation (and sometimes danger!) It's also about a lot of secrets kept – even secrets from your own self. And, of course, it's about little girls, witches, dragons and, of course, MAGIC. Full review here: http://bit.ly/2J1LjMK

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Meaw_catlady
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1. Tagged book ! 📚
2. I‘m gonna try to make a trip to Denver to hang out with @ErinSueGreads weather permitting! We plan to go to a book festival sat. And maybe go crystal hunting !
3. Not that I remember . 🍀
4. No! But I want to !
5. @LauraJ 🍀🍀🍀🍀

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🍀 4mo
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dhaliah
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New read-aloud with the kids! So far so good :D

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marypeyton

“She must learn compassion and curiosity and awe.”

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marypeyton

I liked the diction of the story. The words chosen to describe things made the story more intriguing.

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marypeyton
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a modern fantasy story written by Kelly Barnhill. This story is a unique tale of powers and how they are affecting people. It gives a good lesson that not all monsters are scary and bad- some are just different.

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Miadolce

“Very slowly, Luna pulled the notebook close, and pressed these words next to her heart.”

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Miadolce
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This book looks so great for older kids and young adults. This book involves magic and elements of the earth, like starlight and moonlight that can make everyday things seem more magical and exciting. It is a coming of age book, which can be relatable to people of any age

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BooksAtNight
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Recent Middle Grade reads that made me jealous of how lucky younger readers are nowadays. These are beautiful stories with important messages and characters who deal with difficult problems and then grow as a result. I wish I had these stories while growing up, but am so glad to read them now as an adult. If anyone needs me, I‘ll be at the bookstore buying them for the young readers in my life.

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anniebananie22

““You seem like a nice boy,” the mother said. “Choose a different profession. That‘s my advice.” She crawled back into bed.””

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anniebananie22
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I love the use of color on the cover page. By using certain colors a glowing effect was created, helping to add a magical and whimsical feel to the story.