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Who created it? Barnhill, Kelly Regan, author.
What's it called? The girl who drank the moon / Kelly Barnhill.
Who published it? Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2016.
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 SPANISH RIVER YS Juvenile Fiction  Barnhill, K  AVAILABLE
 SPANISH RIVER YS Juvenile Fiction  Barnhill, K  DUE 06-16-19
What's it like? 388 pages ; 22 cm
Who'd like this? Middle School.
640 Lexile.
Helpful notes! Accelerated Reader 4.8.
Reading Counts! 4.7.
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Title page verso.
What's it about? 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. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the 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. As Luna's thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge--with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch.
Who'd like this? Ages 10-14.
4 to 6.
Awards! Winner: Newbery Medal, 2017
Andre Norton Award Nominee for Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book, 2016.
Helpful subjects! Witches -- Juvenile fiction.
Child sacrifice -- Juvenile fiction.
Abandoned children -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship in children -- Juvenile fiction.
Witches -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Action & Adventure.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Family -- Multigenerational.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Fantasy & Magic.
Abandoned children. (OCoLC)fst00794154
Child sacrifice. (OCoLC)fst00854635
Friendship in children. (OCoLC)fst00935198
Magic. (OCoLC)fst01005468
Witches. (OCoLC)fst01176346
It's a special thing! Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726607
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Special numbers! 9781616205676 (hardcover)
1616205679 (hardcover)
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