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What if the moon went missing one day? That’s the plot of the book ‘Starry River of the Sky’ by Grace Lin. To know more, do check out a superb review of the book by 9 year old Alesha Jariwala from Katy, Texas.
Book Name: Starry River of the Sky
Author: Grace Lin
Illustrator: Grace Lin
Publisher: Little Brown and company
Do you ever think that the moon hysterically just goes off? Well, in this splendid book you are about to see what will happen.
I am nine years old and I think this book is a treasure for ages 9-11. The central idea is Rendi’s adventure to finding the moon and the answers. My very first reaction to the cover page was confusing.
Was there a river of the sky? Could this be some type of myth? There is the lack of the moon and a lonely boy Rendi who seems to know this in the remote village of Clear Sky. He has sprinted away from his home sweet home and is working as a chore boy in an inn. He can’t help wondering at the village’s odd inhabitants.
Here the people seem to be fighting, there are weird sobbing noises and a man calling his pet toad, a rabbit!
One day an astonishing lady named Madame Chang settles at the inn with the mind-blowing talent of storytelling and at a slow pace transforms the villagers and Rendi himself. Rendi starts to realize perhaps it is his own story that holds the answers to those problems.
Rendi,(the lead character), is so interesting because he had that gift of storytelling which made me interested in this wonderful book, and his thought of adventure which really interested me. Also, this book taught me the culture and heritage of China.
My most treasured part of the book was when Rendi and the innkeeper’s son, Jimming rolled the moon. If you are a fantasy lover then this is an imaginative and creative book to check out!
I give this book 4 stars out of 5.