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What We're Reading Wednesday: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

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Chinese New Year is Sunday, February 10th!  And, in preparation we've been reading some great Chinese stories.  Here's one of our favorites!  Thanks to Chrissy for the great review! Children's_Books_Portland_where_the_mountain_meets_the_moon

Minli lives in the Valley of Fruitless Mountain, where she works hard toiling in the fields with her family.  At night, Minli lies awake in her ramshackle hut listening to her father’s tales of The Old Man of the Moon who knows the answers to all of life’s questions.  This leads Minli to an idea: to find the Old Man of the Moon and ask him how to change her family’s fortune. She sets out on a quest which leads her to meet many magical characters, including a dragon who accompanies her along the way!  A Newbery Honor Book, this book makes a great read-aloud and includes many beautiful, full-color illustrations by the author.  Ages 7+

Looking for somewhere to celebrate the Chinese New Year?  Lan Su Chinese Garden kicks off a two-week celebration this Sunday!  Lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, feng shui talks, dance and music performances, horticulture demonstrations and much more.  Check their website for the full schedule.

Have a festive day!

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