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The girl who drank the moon / Kelly Barnhill.

By: Barnhill, Kelly Regan.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London, England : Piccadilly Press, 2017Description: 386 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781848126473; 1848126476.Subject(s): Witches -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship in children -- Juvenile fictionAwards: Newbery winner, 2017. | Andre Norton Award Nominee for Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book, 2016.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 in fact a good witch who 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. Age 9+
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Childrens Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Children's Fiction
Children's Fiction BARN Available T00803760
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

An enchanting and unforgettable modern fable that is impossible to put down.

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 in fact a good witch who 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. Age 9+

Newbery winner, 2017.

Andre Norton Award Nominee for Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book, 2016.