We love this book so much around here. It is beautiful. It was what a book is supposed to be. It is easy
to read, yet it has depth and meaning and warmth and humor.
Read this book aloud with your kids and everyone will be changed.
Ages 10 and up.
In the valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer.