Monday, October 26, 2009

Where The Mountain Meets The Moon

Guest Blogger: Olivia Sonnichsen

Eight-year-old Olivia is an avid reader. She enjoys any kind of chapter book she can get her hands on. Her favorite part of the day is coming home from school. If it's not a school day, Olivia's favorite thing to do is play outside.

Today Olivia will be reviewing the book WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON by Grace Lin.


This book is about a girl named Minli who goes on a mission with her friend that is a dragon. They are going to see the man on the moon. On the way she meets a buffalo boy, the goddess of weaving, the king, Da-Fu and A-Fu, and their family. She wants to go see the man on the moon because she wants to ask him how to change their fortune. Her family had bad fortune and Minli wanted them to have good fortune instead.

My favorite part of the book is when Minli knows that she didn't have to ask for good fortune and she has good fortune just by asking a question her friend needed. She learned to be selfless, not selfish.

I love her pictures. I think Grace Lin did them all by herself.

I like the book because it is based on China, because I was born in China and we just moved from China.

This book 279 pages and it took me three days to read it. I give this book a BLUE rating because BLUE is my favorite color.

Olivia's Book Rating System:

GREEN: It was okay.
: Yuck. I hated this.



  1. wow olivia. that's better than what your Uncle Steve did when he was your age (and still even today :D). I'm proud of you.

  2. Olivia, I really enjoyed reading your review. I know it's a while since you wrote it, and I hope you're still reading.
    You gave us a very good synopsis of the book. Thank you for sharing the story.

  3. Dear Olivia, Thank you for reviewing this book. It's one of my favorites, too. My kids also really enjoy it. I love her drawings, especially the goldfish ones. I hope to read more of your reviews soon!


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