The Girl Who Drank The Moon

Author(s): Kelly Regan Barnhill
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. The witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle, unbeknowst to the people. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this enmagicked girl. and locks her magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule--but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her--even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she's always known. -- Statement edited from publisher.
Format: Book
Call Number: J FIC Bar
See Also: Minnesota Authors, Caldecott and Newbery 2017