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The Girl Who Drank the Moon - Online Book Club


Welcome to our online book club for grades 5-8! We are excited for you to join us in reading The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill.


Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!


Kits are ready for pickup today, Monday, April 3! Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Michelle know!


All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want. No matter how much you do, the book is yours!


"The Girl Who Drank the Moon" by Kelly Barnhill


"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. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers 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 girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge – with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth’s surface. And the woman with the Tiger’s heart is on the prowl...


*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

More about the author, the cover artist, and the world of The Girl Who Drank the Moon:


Kelly Barnhill’s blog:


Cover artist Yuta Onada’s site:


The prequel to The Girl Who Drank the Moon, released on Entertainment Weekly’s site:


National Geographic and Encyclopedia Britannica’s pages on volcanoes and geysers:


Included as well: a word search, a crossword, and recipes for sandwiches & tea!







We hope you enjoy these activities and would love to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at swantonpl@gmail.com, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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