I really like Grace Lin‘s books, and when I read this one, I felt that it really deserved to be written in a review!
It is about a girl named Minli who lives in a small hut on the valley of Fruitless mountain. 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.
This book is a must-read and I give it a 6 out of 5! (even though it’s probably not possible)