by Kelly Barnhill
“The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal)” is the New York Times Best-selling novel. Kelly Barnhill is the author of this popular novel. Kelly lives in Minnesota with her family. She is the author of four novel, The Girl Who Drank the Moon is one of them. She has been awarded writing fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, and the McKnight Foundation. The Girl Who Drank the Moon describes the people, who leave a baby as an offering to the magician, who lives in the forest. The magician in the forest, Xan, is caring. The scared people of the protectorate, each year offer up the youngest baby in the town trusting to appease the witch.
These people are correct to believe a witch in the wood exist but she is not the evil. Each year she rescues these babies and gives them to deserving families in faraway cities. While waiting for one year she accidentally magicks a baby girl by feeding her moonlight. Xan raises the magic baby, Luna. Luna has more powerful magic than anything and her 13th birthday approaches, she knows everything will change. In short, The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a great children’s fantasy and magic book.