Girl Who Drank the Moon

Tween Book Club

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Children's Storytime Room
As the characters search for family, protect secrets, and seek truth, they realize that anything can happen in the woods when magic is involved.

About the Book 

Read the book, "The Girl Who Drank the Moon" by Kelly Barnhill,  and meet at the library for a lively book discussion. This book group is for kids ages 10-12. Sign up and pick up a copy of the book to borrow at the Kids' Desk or online. 


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.

The author of the highly acclaimed, award-winning novel The Witch's Boy has written an epic coming-of-age fairy tale destined to be a modern classic.

About the Club 

Read the book and meet at the library for a riveting book discussion and fun filled activities! 

  • For ages 8-12.
  • For both boys and girls.
  • The first 10 readers can pick up a copy of the book to borrow at the Kids' Desk. Otherwise, you'll have to place the book on hold.
  • Sign up at the Kids' Desk or online.
  • Parents welcome, but not required, to attend.