Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Where The Mountain Meets The Moon
By Grace Lin
The book "Where The Mountain Meets The Moon," by Grace Lin is a timeless story of a young girl (Minli) who leaves home in hopes of improving her family’s fortune. The reader joins Minli on this quest for future happiness, and is taken on an adventure that interweaves Chinese folklore and mythical creatures, while teaching lessons on tolerance, compassion, and patience.
Although the story focuses on the Chinese culture, it is easily for people of all cultures to relate to. The author’s beautiful illustrations combined with her wonderful story telling style make this a “page turner” for young and old alike.
*Robin Weiss is a photographer and program director at McLean Hospital. Her photographic work graced Ibbetson 23. This is her first review on the Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene.