The Girl Who Drank the Moon
About the Book
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 an ordinary
child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna,
as her own.
But as Luna's 13th 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.
Writing about a new vocabulary word can help you understand the word.
1. Choose at least 10 words you do not know as you read this book.
2. Write the sentence from the novel that contains the vocabulary word and page number.
3. What is the definition of the word?
4. Can you use it in your own sentence?
5. Explain how the word connects to the story.
Make a MCBA vocabulary book of other words in this book and all the
other MCBA books you read.