Starry River of the Sky (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Starry River of the Sky (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Grace Lin
     
 

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The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice.

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The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606322775
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
02/11/2014
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Starry River of the Sky 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Runningmommy More than 1 year ago
We love all of the Grace Lin books! I have a 10 year old & a 8 year old one boy, one girl. It's Not often that there's a writer that captures all of our interests. I enjoy the books as much as my children. We can't wait to hear what happens next. The only down side is Waiting for her next creation. If you have younger readers or listeners check out her other creations she has good picture books for the soon to be readers too. A couple of our favorate's are The Ugly Vegetables & Ling & Ting. Worth reading! Enjoy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first i was not so sure i liked it but then it got better and better now i can not wait for the next one
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers Favorite "Starry River of the Sky" by Grace Lin is truly one of those books you want your young readers to read. It is a book whose messages will stay with the child long after the story has ended. The moon has been missing in the small village occupied by a young boy named Rendi. Rendi is actually a boy from a wealthy family but he has run away, believing he is not valued by his family. Working as a chore boy in a small village, he encounters crazy Mr. Shan and a mysterious lady who tells tales which seem to have hidden meanings. Actually the woman is providing clues about the problem of the missing moon. The mysterious woman encourages Rendi to tell his own tales and it is in Rendi's storytelling that the mysteries of the missing moon begin to reveal themselves. All of the characters are charming and well-developed in values and purpose. The Chinese folklore provides exciting mental adventures for the child as well as intrigue which stimulates curiosity and imagination. The illustrations are charming and they enhance the reader's ability to visualize a personal experience while trying to solve the mystery at hand. I particularly loved the interplay between the children Rendi and Peiyi as they gradually made the transition from lack of interpersonal awareness to a state of insight into individual differences as well as the trials and tribulations of the human condition in general. A beautiful book from cover to cover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book cant wait gor the next one to come out :) =)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grace Lin is one of my all time favorite authors. She is such a good writer. I have read all of her books. The only thing that gets annoying is it takes her a while to come out with new ones. Sence I have read Where the Mountain meets the moon I have relized they leave clues for eachother. It is a very well written book.
GeoLibrarian More than 1 year ago
There are some authors that the minute I know they have a new book coming out, I immediately pre-order it. Grace Lin is one of those authors. Not just because I love her gorgeous illustrations (I love those bright colors she always uses), which I do, but also because her stories always draw me in and make me want to be a part of her characters lives. So, when I heard about this book, I knew I would love it and I did. Rendi is an interesting character from page one. While he is not particularly likeable at first, one quickly realizes that the reason he is such a jerk is because he is desperately unhappy. But it isn't until the arrival of Madame Chang that we slowly start to find out why. I also enjoyed the way the other characters lives slowly blend together with Rendi's to create a story of stories and their importance in our lives. I especially liked it when Madame Chang tells Rendi that the reason she asked him to tell stories of his own was because she wanted to know him better and that when we tell stories we reveal something of ourselves. I loved the way the different threads of the story came together at the end. Rendi's story, Madame Chang's story, Peiyi's and her father's and brother's stories as well as that of the missing moon all come together at the end revealing the underlying theme of forgiveness. If you haven't yet read this book, I highly recommend that you do. It's definitely going on my favorites shelf.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
!!!!!!!!!!!!GREAT BOOK YYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great stories! Grace Lin was really creative!!
Crytal More than 1 year ago
"Starry River of the Sky" was in my opinion, not as good as "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon." They were both written in the same style, a main story filled with minor fables. But for some reason, I just wasn't drawn in to this one. The book is beautifully illustrated, and the audiobook was well narrated. And the stories were cute. The book was ok. Maybe I just wasn't in the right mood for it
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familythatreads More than 1 year ago
Good story for the entire family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
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The WA Post review said it well. If you read aloud to your children, it is a perfect book. If you are a teacher and  need an interesting book that hesitant readers can take on in short yet complete  sections, this book will help them gain confidence as they complete each  interesting story within the story. Kids as young as seven up through middle school (adult, for that matter)  will identify with the characters and be intrigued. 
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Relly good i wish it was longer some challenging words but over all brillant!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my all- time favorites. Every time that I pick it up it's very hard to put it down. Grace Lin is one of my favortie authors. I love all her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is one afof the most greatis book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If i could speak to Grace Lin i would say thank u for making these beautiful amazing books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book.The author has put effort in to the book to make it amazing!!! But not just this book,but all the books she published is so amazing. -Dylan Parikh Age: 8
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love it when authors create a back story for their books!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where the mountain meets the moon was better but this was good!