Where the Mountain Meets the Moon - Text Evidence
Updated: 4/17/2017
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon - Text Evidence
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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Lesson Plans by Elizabeth Pedro

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a Chinese fairy tale about an adventurous girl who searches for the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of changing the fortune of her poor family. Minli, a young girl whose name means “quick thinking”, listens to her Ba tell her the story of the Fruitless Mountain. Minli lives in a poor village beneath the Fruitless Mountain, a place with no water and no plant life. Minli and her parents work throughout the day in the fields. One day, Minli returns home exhausted and wishes for a better life. Just then, she hears a man outside selling goldfish, claiming it will bring good fortune. Minli uses one of the two coins her family has in the house to purchase it. Ma is furious when she finds out and is angry at all of Ba’s pointless stories.




Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

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  • I will help you!
  • Dragon had been tied with vines by the monkeys. Minli works hard to cut the vines.
  • Minli and Dragon must get by the monkeys. She outsmarts the greedy monkeys by cooking them rice and sneaking by them while they are caught in the net.
  • What challenges does Minli face and how does she overcome them?
  • Minli can only ask The Old Man of the Moon one question. She asks the dragon's question instead of her own.
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