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Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2016.
©2016
Copyright:
©2016
Description:
388 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge--with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth’s surface. And the woman with the Tiger’s heart is on the prowl.
Audience Note:
Middle School.
Ages 10-14.
4 to 6.
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Notes:
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited" --Title page verso.
Lexile 640L.
Accelerated Reader 4.8.
Reading Counts! 4.7.
Newbery winner, 2017
  
LCCN:
2016006542
ISBN:
9781616205676 (hardcover)
1616205679 (hardcover)
Other Number:
933272468
Control Number:
3492093
  
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