When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin audiobook

When the Sea Turned to Silver

By Grace Lin
Read by Kim Mai Guest

LBYR, Little, Brown Young Readers 9780316125925
7.62 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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A breathtaking fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore, a companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Pinmei’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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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2017 School Library Journal Best Book in Audio

A 2016 National Book Award Finalist

An Indiebound Indie Bestseller

Nominatee for the New England Book Award

A breathtaking fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore, a companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Pinmei’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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Kim Mai Guest’s precise, soft reading sets a mood in which magic and reality meet…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…Guest gracefully voices the author’s elegant prose and weaves a wealth of bejeweled folktales into three entwined stories…A wonderful fable for family listening. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Guest superbly captures each character.” School Library Journal (audio review)
“Listeners will cheer Pinmei along on her mission as Kim Mai Guest’s narration reflects Pinmei’s growth from a timid, quiet girl to a brave, strong adventurer.” ReadBrightly (An Ultimate Audiobook Pick for Summer 2017)
“A rich interweaving of ancient tales with fast-paced adventure, fantasy, and slowly unfolding mysteries told through captivating language with beguiling similes.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A stunning addition to a deservedly beloved set of novels; recommended for all middle grade collections.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Lin’s evocative language sweeps readers away, and the stories within the story are juicy and delicious.” Booklist (starred review)
“Beautifully told…[with] lyrical storytelling.’" Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A richly complex adventure story.” Horn Book Guide (starred review)
“Lin’s characteristic elegant prose…keeps its enchanting, luminous quality.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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Author

Author Bio: Grace Lin

Author Bio: Grace Lin

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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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 7.62
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English