I love reading books by Grace Lin. Both her realistic fiction and her retelling of Taiwanese folktales are beautifully written and beautifully illustrated.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was the first book I read aloud to my fourth graders last year. All of them were mesmerized by the tale. Her newer book, Starry River of the Sky reads the same way. The main character has a quest, and the plot is interwoven with other magical stories.
Rendi notices the moon is missing from his small village, but no one else seems to know. A mysterious story teller comes to stay and eventually Rendi is inspired to tell his own story which may give more answers than he knows.
Here is a graphic organizer for students to create their own story.
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