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When the Sea Turned to Silver
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A breathtaking fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore, a companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the MoonPinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for...
A breathtaking fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore, a companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the MoonPinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for...
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  • A breathtaking fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore, a companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the MoonPinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller.Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone that Lights the night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother—before it's too late.A fast-paced adventure that is extraordinarily written, When the Sea Turned to Silver is a masterpiece companion novel to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky.

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  • Grace Lin is an award-winning illustrator and author of children's books. Her novel Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was a Newbery Honor book and a New York Times bestseller. She is a recipient of the Literary Lights for Children Award and was an Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominee for the United States. She received her degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    Starred review from August 29, 2016
    In this compelling companion to Lin’s Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky, inspired by Chinese folklore, shy Pinmei, granddaughter of the revered Storyteller, sets out to rescue her grandmother from the evil emperor who has seized her. In the midst of the seemingly endless winter that has fallen over the kingdom, Pinmei and her good friend Yishan begin a dangerous journey in search of the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night to give the emperor in exchange for her grandmother. Lin’s fans will not be disappointed: she again delivers a rich interweaving of ancient tales with fast-paced adventure, fantasy, and slowly unfolding mysteries told through captivating language with beguiling similes (“uncooked rice began to fall... like beads from a broken necklace”). Like the Sea King who turns into a dragon when needed, Pinmei remembers her grandmother’s words that “when it is time for you to do something, you will do it,” and transforms into a storyteller in her own right. Ages 8–12. Agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House.

  • AudioFile Magazine Kim Mai Guest's precise, soft reading sets a mood in which magic and reality meet. Shy Pinmei lives far up a mountain with Amah, her wise, storytelling grandmother. Guest's gentle tone fits both Pinmei's timidity and their quiet life. But Guest's voice grows harsh when the ruthless emperor and his soldiers burst in and capture Amah. Her release will occur only in exchange for the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. So begins Pinmei's brave mission with her neighbor, Yishan. Her storytelling gift and bravery grow, measured by Guest's strengthening voice. Guest gracefully voices the author's elegant prose and weaves a wealth of bejeweled folktales into three entwined stories--the adventurers' quest, the imprisoned Amah, and the suffering of Black Tortoise of Winter. A wonderful fable for family listening. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award � AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine

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