The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
The Girl Who Drank the Moon - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Kelly Barnhill, Christina Moore (Narrator) 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 kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the aband... more »oned children and deliver 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 enmagicked girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan 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.
Read by Christina Moore. 8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.)« less
I have had this book on my TBR pile for quite some time and was excited to finally be able to read it. This was an amazing read and just a very beautifully done folk story/fairy tale of sorts. I have also read Iron-Hearted Violet by Barnhill, but I didn't like that book as much as this one.
I listened to this on audiobook and Moore did an amazing job of narrating it. The characters' personalities were captured perfectly and it was a joy to listen to. I would definitely recommend listening to on audiobook if you enjoy audiobooks.
This is one of those books that really focuses on the concept of a good story and does it beautifully. The story is fantastically crafted and just absolutely magical.
There is a lot of discussion about sorrow and love; along with dragons, witches, magic, and volcanoes. It was an amazing read that kids and adults alike will enjoy.
Overall this was just an amazingly well crafted story with a very classic folk tale feel to it; something that you don't see a lot of these days. I would highly recommend to those who enjoy books that are excellently crafted classic feeling folk tales or fairy tales.