When the Sea Turned to Silver


Close your eyes and listen to the exciting opening to When the Sea Turned to Silver:


National Book Award Finalist! 5 Starred Reviews! By Grace Lin

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN-13: 9780316125925

Age Range: 9 – 12

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.

When the Sea Turned to Silver is a companion novel to Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky.

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Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of Starry River of the Sky, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat, Dumpling Days, and the Ling & Ting series, as well as picture books such as The Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone! Grace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Massachusetts.


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